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Day after, candidates relax, discuss trends with workers

punjab Updated: May 02, 2014 10:07 IST
Neha Arora
Neha Arora
Hindustan Times

A day after the state went to the Lok Sabha polls, three main contenders from this constituency spent time relaxing with family and discussing trends with party workers. After days of hectic campaigning, the candidates for the three seats in the Doaba region were all confident after the completion of the polling process.

Chaudhary Santokh Singh (Congress), Pawan Kumar Tinu (Shiromani Akali Dal), and Jyoti Mann (Aam Aadmi Party), who are among the main contenders, looked calm from the outside. “Mentally, I might be relaxed; but physically, I’m still busy doing analysis,” said Chaudhary Santokh Singh.

Campaigning interrupted the gymnasium routine of this fitness freak for a month. “I will count my calories, wake up early and hit the gym from Friday,” said Chaudhary.

AAP candidate Jyoti Mann enjoyed the family get-together with aunts and other relatives. “It is a sort of celebration for me, as my Masi has come to meet me.

I started my day by seeking the blessings of my guru, and asked the party workers to rest for a day. They were standing in the heat since morning on the polling day,” she said.

She also wrote a thanksgiving letter to the AAP workers, volunteers and voters. She skipped seeing the doctor for her swollen foot as she was busy with the took a toll on my foot nerve,” the candidate said.

Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu was busy since mor ning on telephone. “I woke up today at 5am but again went to sleep and then got up at 9 30am After so many After thanksgiving at Dera Baba Murad Shah, I saw off my cousin at the railway station. Party workers kept pouring in.”

His nephew and brother are visiting from the UK. “I will spend time with them as well,” he said. Tomorrow, he’ll be back to his morning walk routine at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium after three months.