BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh (File photo)
BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh (File photo)

Do you have faith in any institution of India, Parvesh Verma asks Kejriwal

ANI | Updated: Feb 09, 2020 23:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 9 (ANI): Hitting out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly questioning the integrity of the Election Commission of India for "delaying the announcement of Delhi's final poll percentage", BJP lawmaker Parvesh Verma on Sunday demanded to know if Kejriwal and his party had any faith in any institution of India.
Taking a jibe at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Verma took to Twitter and wrote: "Doubt armed forces, doubt Parliament, doubt Prime Minister, doubt judiciary, doubt CBI, doubt Lieutenant Governor and now Election Commission...Is there any institution in India you have faith in?"
Earlier in the day, CM Arvind Kejriwal's had tweeted: "Absolutely shocking. What is EC doing? Why are they not releasing poll turnout figures, several hours after polling?"
However, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh, late on Sunday, announced that voter turnout in Delhi Assembly elections was 62.59 per cent.
"The voter turnout in Delhi was 62.59 per cent. It is about 2 per cent more than the last year's Lok Sabha elections. It is, however, less than the turnout in the last Assembly polls held in 2015," the CEO said at a press conference here.

The Delhi CEO added that the highest voter turnout was recorded in Ballimaran Assembly constituency at 71.6 per cent while the lowest voter turnout was recorded in Delhi Cantonment at 45.4 per cent."

As Delhi elections concluded on Saturday evening, the exit polls predicted that AAP will win a two-thirds majority with some giving it a three-fourth majority in the 70-member Assembly. The opinion polls projected a dismal show by the Congress. (ANI)