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Delhi: Following a rigorous exam, candidates unwind

The candidates from all parties who had been conducting rallies for the previous more than 50 days had a day off on Friday as the Lok Sabha election campaign in the nation’s capital came to an end on Thursday.

 

Mahabal Mishra, the AAP candidate for the West Delhi parliamentary seat, started his day by playing carrom with his grandkids. In a similar vein, Sahiram Pahalwan, the AAP candidate from South Delhi, claimed to have spent an hour in the morning with his family before departing to meet with the volunteers to talk about booth administration.

over an unofficial meeting with media, all seven of the BJP’s candidates for Delhi discussed their experiences over the 83-day election campaign. Virendra Sachdeva, the head of the Delhi BJP, said that in addition to 2,625 Nukkad meetings and 10,048 padayatras, party officials and candidates took part in 131 significant public gatherings and roadshows.

J P Agarwal, the Congress candidate from Chandni Chowk, said that today was his “busiest” day since he had been visiting certain areas of his constituency in advance of election day.

Sahi Ram, an AAP candidate | pti
We didn’t have a restful day. I have been scouting certain places inside my electorate since five in the morning. “Today has been the busiest day for me in terms of trying to make a last-ditch appeal to the voters,” he added.

Praveen Khandelwal, his BJP opponent, said he began seeing individuals and visiting their houses at six in the morning. During periods of relaxation, Khandelwal was also seen on camera making tea for himself.

Yogender Chandolia, the BJP candidate from North West Delhi, said that the last few days have been quite busy with campaigning. “I was in my workplace today, but it was a bit relaxing. Tomorrow, I’m meeting with the party workers to plan booth-level management,” he said.

AAP leader Somnath Bharti, who has a prominent seat in New Delhi, started his day early by playing tennis, having tea with his family, and then making his way to a gurdwara and Valmiki temple to offer prayers.

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