43.7% of 1,64,698 registered voters turned out to vote in Rajendra Nagar assembly constituency . The electorate considered water scarcity, broken roads, and malfunctioning sewer systems as some of the major issues .
New Delhi (New York) — On Thursday, the bypoll in Rajendra Nagar assembly constituency saw a bleak turnout, with just 43.7% of 1,64,698 registered voters turning out to vote.Though the party was bigger in villages and JJ colonies, middle and upper-middle class colonies, such as Rajendra Nagar and parts of Naraina, saw a lower turnout.Officials said 24 Covid-19 patients registered their votes, some on their own and others in ambulances.Such patients were excluded from the last one hour of voting (5pm to 6pm) by the election commission.Although the AAP had fielded Durgesh Pathak, former municipal councillors Rajesh Bhatia and Prem Lata contested on BJP and Congress ballots, respectively.In total, 14 candidates were considered, including three women.On June 26, the final report will be published.55 e-well-decorated rickshaws were used by 1,100 (442 males and 658 women) residents to assist seniors, mentally challenged, pregnant, and lactating women. However, overall growth and some well-known work in the education and health fields also played a large role in people's engagement with their franchises.The area has many issues that must be addressed immediately, such as water, parking, and encroachment.I hope the new MLA works hard to address them, said Sudhir Batra, a resident of Old Rajendra Nagar.Vanita Sachdeva, who owns a boutique, echoed the sentiments. Consider this upscale colony, which is facing a serious water scarcity.According to her, I have given my opinion on this single issue.Voters in the urban villages of Dasghara, Todapur, and Naraina, as well as the JJ clusters of Budh Nagar, Loha Mandi, Bihari Colony, and Pandav Nagar also discussed water quality, sewer lines, and poor roads.I have two young children and ill in-laws. However, some voters were impressed by the work done in the health and education fields and said they were able to send their children to public schools.I am proud to tell my relatives in Uttarakhand that my children are enrolled in a large school.According to Dilip Negi, a resident of Budh Nagar JJ camp, my vote is for the transformation Delhi has seen.At IARI, the election office has encapsulated the EVMs and VVPATs under three levels of protection, which will take place on Sunday.