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PHOTOS: Sonia, Sheila Dikshit cast their vote, Rahul in queue

Last updated on: December 04, 2013 15:39 IST

PHOTOS: Sonia, Sheila Dikshit cast their vote, Rahul in queue

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Political bigwigs were among the early voters in New Delhi, which is witnessing a triangular contest between three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, BJP’s doctor nominee Harsh Vardhan and the aam aadmi’s very own Arvind Kejriwal.

Here’s all the action, in pictures.

Clad in a white kurta-pyjama and a half-jacket, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi cast his ballot at booth number 88 at Aurangazeb Lane in New Delhi constituency from where Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is contesting.

There were 25 people ahead of Gandhi in the queue when he arrived at the booth around 10:30 am.

The EVM at polling booth in Aurangazeb Lane, where Rahul cast his vote, malfunctioned earlier but was immediately rectified. Gandhi stood in the queue for around 32 minutes before his turn came to cast his vote. 

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Image: Rahul Gandhi waits in a queue to cast his vote outside a polling station during the state assembly elections in New Delhi


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Sonia, Sheila Dikshit cast their vote, Rahul in queue

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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, exercised her franchise at the polling station in Nirman Bhavan at around 10 am.

When asked about the Congress' prospect in the polls, Sonia she was hopeful of Congress' victory. "We will win," she said.

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Photographs: Courtesy: ANI/Twitter

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Sonia, Sheila Dikshit cast their vote, Rahul in queue

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"I am too grown up to be nervous. I will keep my fingers crossed," said Dikshit.

The three-time CM animatedly showed her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station.

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Photographs: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

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Sonia, Sheila Dikshit cast their vote, Rahul in queue

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Priyanka, accompanied by her husband Robert Vadra, cast her vote at a polling booth in Lodhi Estate.

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Photographs: Courtesy: ANI/Twitter

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Sonia, Sheila Dikshit cast their vote, Rahul in queue

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Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel says, "People want change and we are confident of getting a majority. We will form a government in Delhi."

But let us not forget that Goel was sulking a while ago and even threatened to resign from his post after his party picked Harsh Vardhan over him for the CM's race.

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Photographs: Courtesy: ANI/Twitter

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Sonia, Sheila Dikshit cast their vote, Rahul in queue

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Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal beats his rivals Sheila Dikshit and Harsh Vardhan, at least to the polling booth. He is among the first to cast his vote at 8.15 am.

His advise: Vote for any party, but eat after voting.

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Image: Kejriwal shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote
Photographs: Vijay Mathur/Reuters

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Sonia, Sheila Dikshit cast their vote, Rahul in queue

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A beaming Law Minister Kapil Sibal also joined the early bird clan.

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Photographs: ANI/Twitter

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Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal leaves after casting his vote outside a polling station.

 




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