President Ram Nath Kovind, former President Pranab Mukherjee and several other dignitaries exercised their franchise in the Delhi Assembly polls on Saturday.
While Kovind and his wife Savita cast their ballot at Rajendra Prasad Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mukherjee went to a polling station at Kamraj Lane, both in the New Delhi constituency.
Other leaders who voted included former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ex-Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, Union ministers S Jaishankar and Harsh Vardhan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia.
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, her husband Robert Vadra and their son Raihan Rajiv Vadra, a first-time voter, exercised their right for the New Delhi seat.
Kejriwal, his wife Sunita, their son – also a first-time elector, and his mother visited a polling booth in Civil Lines area of North Delhi to cast their ballot.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra and Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh voted in their respective areas.
Also in focus was 110-year-old Kalitara Mandal, the oldest elector in the city, who voted in South Delhi’s Chittaranjan Parki. Camera teams and reporters had gathered since morning to cover the event.
Polling for 70 Assembly constituencies of Delhi started today at 8 am today amid tight security arrangements at the polling stations.