A day after polls were held in Gautam Budh Nagar, the Jewar and Dadri based candidates were occupied in assessing the ground report of elections and chalking out future strategies.
The district witnessed polls on Saturday, in which 7,45,017 of the total 12,86,431 registered voters, in the three constituencies, exercised their franchise.
Candidates chose not to indulge in any premature celebrations as many believe that it is going to be a close contest in both Jewar and Dadri constituencies.
Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) Jewar candidate Ved Ram Bhati had an eventful day. “For us, the fight is not over and we have a long road ahead. I started my day with my family and then I got busy with the party cadres. They updated me with the information regarding polling in each of the 201 booths of Jewar. We wanted to ensure that the polls were held in free and fair manner,” Bhati said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Dhirendra Singh, said he spent the day with his family and interacted with villagers. Though he was not available on the phone, his party volunteers said that Singh was seen surveying villages in his constituency.
“He left to visit villages of Jewar in the morning after meeting his family. Thakur sahab has been working for the people of Jewar for the last thirty years and he made sure that they don’t feel that their candidate has deserted them a day after polling. He has been interacting with people all day to get a ground report on the polling day,” a party volunteer said.
Singh had also posted a message on Facebook to all his ‘brothers’ who were angry with him and said that he respects them a lot. “For whatever reasons, if any of the brothers have been unhappy with me during the election campaigning, I wish to tell them that I have a lot of respect for them and I pray for their progress (sic),” posted Singh.
In Dadri, candidates were occupied in their party offices all day with volunteers to chalk out strategies.
“Since my office is in my house, you can say that I was home all day long. But in reality, I only spent few hours with my family in the morning, during breakfast. Today is an important day for us as we have to assess the ground report from the polling booths and analyse our future prospects. I was busy with party cadres and phone calls. It was like any other regular day,” Satveer Singh of Bahujan Samaj Party said.
For the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Tejpal Singh Gujjar, Sunday seemed to be a hectic day as he was busy meeting party leaders and attending functions. “I spent the entire morning with my family. After that, I had to meet certain party leaders to congratulate them for their efforts. I also went to my people in the constituency and found that I am winning by a thumping majority. Then I attended a few social events,” Gujjar said.