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AAP or Congress... make sure your votes are not divided: Delhi voters told
Friday February 6, 2015 12:08 PM, ummid.com Special Correspondent

A day before the polling day in the national capital, a citizens' forum, which claims to be representing 'non-BJP' and 'secular' people has appealed the Delhiites to come out in large numbers on Saturday to vote for a stable and secular government.

Delhi Votes

"Delhi in this election is replica of the Varanasi in Lok Sabha polls. It is hence the duty of every single voter to make sure that his or her vote is not divided", Syed Aminullah, president of Delhi Citizens' for Democracy (DCD) said while talking to ummid.com.
 
The state assembly election in Delhi is scheduled for Saturday February 07. The counting of votes will be done Tuesday Februray 10.
 
Syed said like in Varanasi, in Delhi too there is a triangular fight between the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Pollsters have different opinions on who will actually get the majority.
 
Stating that people have lost faith in the BJP because of its 'misrule' of last nine months, he said the party is now banking on division of votes for its survival.
 
"The poll surveys many a times are misleading, and are deliberately published to create confusion and divide votes. Instead of getting swayed by such polls, every citizen should judge individually in his or her own candidate to find out the best candidate who can defeat the communal forces", he added.
 
The poll surveys were earlier giving advantage to the BJP. However, as the polling day neared and the campaigning gathered momentum, they predicted that the AAP is well ahead of the BJP. They are also of the view that most of the Muslim votes, supposed to be supporters of Congress in earlier elections, will be going to the AAP.
 
Some Muslim NGO's and little known political groups like All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawerat, the Welfare Party of India (WPI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) have also extended support to the AAP.
 
Delhi Citizens' for Democracy (DCD) however has not named any party and have instead appealed the voters to make sure that there votes are not divided.
 
"Past election results have shown that the BJP has benefited because of the vote division. You are voting to AAP or Congress that is immaterial. Our concern is that like in the past division of votes should not take place", Syed said.

"The past nine months have shown that its development plank and slogans like 'sab ka saath' are myths. The real agenda of the BJP leaders and its affiliate groups are now in wide open.

"The silence of prime minister Modi on the prevailing situation also says a lot about where he stands. Against this backdrop, It is important to defeat the BJP in the Delhi elections", he added.
 
Delhi had in 2013 sent a hung assembly with no party getting a clear majority. If the BJP and AAP had won 32 and 28 seats respectively in the last elections, the Congress had bagged just eight.
 
It was found after the results, that most of the seats Congress won in the last election was in the Muslim dominated areas. The AAP, contesting the election for the first time, could not win the trust of the majority of Muslims though it managed to get through in other areas.
 
This time around the situation is different for Congress is still not able to come out of its humiliating defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Yet, it has fielded candidates in all the 70 constituencies.

DCD feared that a small mistake can divide the votes between the AAP and Congress resulting in the victory of a candidate who should not win.


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