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chandigarh Updated: Apr 12, 2014 10:24 IST
Surender Sharma

After nearly monthlong electioneering, the candidates, whose luck was sealed by 4.53 lakh voters of Chandigarh on Thursday, heaved a sigh of relief from their hectic schedule.

A day after polling to the 16th Lok Sabha, some candidates spent their entire day at home, while others went out on a shopping spree. Two of our candidates straightway jumped on to their next assignments and skipped unwinding sessions. HT brings you what our top four candidates did a day after polls.


She has become habitual of waking up at 5.30am due to polls. “Today as well, I woke up at 5.30am rather than 7am. Started cleaning my house and tried to put everything in place,” said BSP candidate Jannat Jahan. For lunch, Jannat along with her children went to Elante Mall, where she shopped as well. “I bought clothes for myself and my children and took them to the play area,” she said. She, however, spent the entire evening at home with family members and friends, chatting and watching television.


Though BJP candidate Kirron Kher retired early from her poll related engagements on Thursday evening, her husband Anupam Kher remained with senior party leaders, overseeing poll arrangements. She was putting up at her father’s place in Sector 8. On Friday morning, it is learnt that she didn’t meet much people and after seeing off Anupam, who left for Mumbai, Kirron took a car to Amritsar, where she would be campaigning for BJP candidate Arun Jaitley. She is also to campaign for the party in other places, including Varanasi, from where party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is fighting election.


Congress candidate and sitting MP Pawan Bansal woke up lazily and skipped morning walk. But by the time he sipped couple of tea cups, workers had already started gathering. “All through the day it was workers who came in and we had long chatting sessions. But in the afternoon, I spent some time with my family members,” said Bansal.

By evening, the meetings were planned and Bansal ventured out of his home with some workers and held workers’ meeting at Zirakpur and then drove to another end of city to address one more meeting at Bhageri. He, however, spent late evening hours with family members and relatives chatting at home.


The sporty politician was up early in the morning like any other day, and after a brief jogging session she straightway went to the party office in Sector 21. “These are the people who have worked tirelessly all these days. I chatted with them and we discussed about various issues of the party,” she AAP candidate Gul Panag.

By noon, Gul turned up at chief electoral officer’s office where she discussed various issues with officers but ensured that she takes lunch with workers at the party office. Till late evening, Gul remained at party office checking minute details of elections and analysing the outcome of elections with volunteers.