Women outvoted men in 3 Delhi parliamentary seats

Women outvoted men in three Delhi parliamentary constituencies in the Lok Sabha elections held in the capital on May 12, according to data released by the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi on Thursday.

Even though the absolute number of male voters was more than the number of female voters across all the seven constituencies in Delhi, at least in three parliamentary constituencies – New Delhi, East Delhi and South Delhi – the turnout percentage of female voters was found to be marginally more than the male voters turnout.

In East Delhi (total 2038270 electors), while 61.5% men voted, 61.8% female voters cast their votes. In New Delhi (total 1615994 electors), while 56.5% men cast their votes, at least 57.2% women voted. Similarly, in the South Delhi segment (total 2065755 electors), 58.8% female voters cast their vote, compared to 58.6% male voters who turned up to cast their votes.

“Across Delhi, while 60.8% male voters cast their votes, 60.1% female voters turned up on the polling day,” said a poll panel official.

In all, while Delhi has 14.3 million electors, at least 6.4 million were female.

While South Delhi didn’t have any female candidates from the three prominent parties – the AAP, the BJP and the Congress – in east Delhi AAP had fielded Atishi Marlena. The sitting MP of the BJP Meenakshi Lekhi was contesting from New Delhi.

East Delhi recorded the maximum turnout of the third gender– 35.4%. This despite the fact that North West seat had highest share of third gender electors.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered re-polling at Chandni Chowk polling station number 32 on May 19 after it was found that the results of a mock poll had not been deleted from the ballot unit.

On Tuesday, Delhi chief electoral officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh had requested re-election at two polling station under the parliamentary seat. “There are around 1,000 voters of Daryaganj area. The ECI has given its approval. We are still in election mode and will go door-to-door door to distribute voter slips as well as inform the candidates of the same,” said Singh on Thursday

First Published:
May 17, 2019 05:34 IST

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