Delhi recorded 62.59 per cent voter turnout, announces EC

The final voter turnout in the Delhi Assembly Elections was 62.59 per cent, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

Delhi had recorded a voter turnout of 67.47 per cent in 2015 Assembly polls.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said it was “absolutely shocking” that the Election Commission has not released the final voter turnout of assembly polls held a day ago in the national capital.

“Absolutely shocking. What is EC doing? Why are they not releasing poll turnout figures, several hours after polling?” Kejriwal tweeted.

The voting ended at 6 pm on Saturday and the last voting percentage given by the commission was 61.46%.

Deputy Delhi Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a tweet said, “BJP leaders are giving the voter turnout figures and on the other hand the Election Commission has not been able to give the final voting percentage 24 hours after polling got over.”

“EC is saying they are compiling data. What’s going on? Are you waiting for the BJP office to give you the final figure?” Sisodia said.