‘Shaheen Bagh’ voted in Delhi election

While Shaheen Bagh votes, it is both the national interest and local trend become a matter of choice. Here see Sreekanth Sivadasan‘s some iconic images of Shaheen Bagh protesters who went for ensuring their political decision over many of their issues, especially on CAA. 

Shaheen Bagh was almost the center of Campaigns of Delhi assembly elections. AAP wanted to run debates over their five years’ progress card which Kejrival is confident at. While Congress wanted topics like economic tension in the country, highest unemployment rate and Sheila Dikshit legacy, BJP brought communal topics to the campaigns. All the star campaigners of centre ruling party, from PM, HM to CM of UP, union Ministers and MPs were busy with epic Sangh Parivar narratives throughout the campign.

Shaheen Bagh’s long running agitation bacame the core issue of BJP’s communal call. BJP had even given a ‘promise’ that they will remove Shaheen Bagh protesters from the road if they are voted to power. Union minister of states, Anurag Thakur was given a ban for his ‘hate speech’ against the anti-CAA protesters. AAP and Congress also had worked, directly or indirectly, in the ground to gain the support of anti-CAA protesters all around the Delhi.

While Shaheen Bagh votes, it is both the national interest and local trend become a matter of choice. Here you can see Sreekanth Sivadasan‘s some iconic images of Shaheen Bagh protesters who went for ensuring their political decision over many of their issues, especially on CAA.

The Delhi voter turnout exhibited an unnatural pattern this time. According to the Election Commission data, till 4 pm, only 42.29 percent votes had been polled. However, in the last two hours, the voting picked up considerably and the provisional data now states that 57.03 percent voted in these polls. In 2015, the voters turn out was 67.5%

Meanwhile, since most media partners of established pollsters start tabling numbers at 6 pm sharp, when the polling ends, the surveys only takes into account the opinions pf people who voted before 4 pm. They take the remaining two hours to process and combine those numbers. However, when the last minute surge is so huge, it is difficult to account for which way these voters will go.

However, Pradeep Gupta, chairman of My Axis India, waived aside this concern and claimed that these last minute votes could swing results when the margin between the winner and runner up is narrow. In these polls, however, he said that the BJP was nowhere close to AAP for these last few votes to matter.