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Election day eve: candidates relax a bit

On the eve of election day, some candidates relaxed while it was work as usual for others.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2007 06:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

After almost a fortnight of campaigning in their areas, candidates in fray for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections to be held on Thursday relaxed a bit. While some of them went to seek blessings of the Almighty, there will others who made up for the campaign trail tidbits with a full meal.

Amit Sawant, MNS candidate from Andheri went to a nearby temple. "After many days of campaigning and hard work, I wanted to relax. So, I went to a temple and meditated for some time which will help me concentrate better. Whether I win or lose, I have put across the message of my party to residents of my ward."

BJP candidate from Khar (W) Ashish Shelar helped himself to a full hearty meal. "For all these days lunch and dinner was sometimes only vada-pav. Today I gorged on fish and prawns at the house of one of my party workers."

Tushar Raul, Congress candidate of Prabhadevi relaxed and spent time with friends and family. "For all these days, I managed to sleep only for 4 hours. Today was relaxing. I caught up with my sleep, had a proper meal and spent some time with my family."

According to Amin Patel, Congress candidate from Kamathipura, "Yesterday night, I had dinner with my family after quite a long time. The entire day today, I met my friends and spent time with my party workers. Today was a tension-free day and I felt quite relaxed."

However, for quite a many candidates, it was again work on Wednesday too.

Deepak Padwal, BJP candidate from Hill Road, Bandra met Advanced Locality Management (ALMs) of his constituency. "I met prominent people of my constituency and asked them to urge people to come out and vote."

Prabhakar Shinde, Sena candidate from Mulund was working like any other day. "It was a busy day today as well. I met prominent residents from my area and also caught up with my acquaintances. I met my party workers and polling agent to check up with the voter's list," said Shinde.

First Published: Feb 01, 2007 06:53 IST