New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other public figures today casted their vote in the municipal elections across 272 wards.
Over 2,500 candidates are in the fray for elections to North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (104 seats each) and East Delhi Municipal Congress (64 seats).
Over 56,000 Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel are on guard at the polling booths, while an additional 20,000 home guards have been deployed to ensure law and order in the city.
Kejriwal cast his vote along with his parents and daughter at Underhill Road Transport Office polling station in Civil Lines.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and his wife voted at a polling station in Greater Kailash 2.
Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra cast his franchise at M.C. Primary School in Yamuna Vihar and Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai voted at M.C. Primary School in Baburpur.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia stood in the queue and waited for his turn to vote at a polling station in Pandav Nagar.
He appealed to the people to come and vote for his party and “help the national capital fight corruption”.
There were a good number of people outside polling stations in most of the areas including Pandav Nagar, Kondli, Patparganj, Sant Nagar and Burari.
In many areas, people had gathered outside the stations before the polling even began.
They chose to come early to beat the heat but many had a bad experience as the booths had been moved about 100 to 200 metres away which led to a lot of confusion.