Jalandhar: A day after polling and frantic election campaign, candidates from all political parties were not only relaxed but preferred to spend the much awaited break from the hectic political life with their loved ones on Sunday.
Candidates maintained that elections went peacefully in Punjab and it being Sunday, they got enough time to unwind with their family and friends.
A majority of the candidates were candid enough to share that they enjoyed the luxury of getting up late in the morning while many went an extra mile to pay obeisance at religious shrines. Many candidates also took to social media to thank the voters and the party workers for supporting them.
Daily Post tracked the candidates, who were elated to have got the much-needed break from campaigning for a short period, till election results were out on March 11.
SAD candidate and two-time MLA from Adampur (reserve) seat Pawan Kumar Tinu said that he spent the day with his family, which was enough for him to relax. “My son, who is pursuing engineering from Thapar University and daughter who is doing MBBS joined me after a long break. Seeing my children at home with family was such a boost,” he said, adding that he also thoroughly read newspapers to track news from the region.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Jalandhar Cantonment H S Walia said that he kept Sunday ‘reserved’ for his family only. “I confined myself to home and later took my twin sons to the local Nikku Park. Besides, I have plans to pay obeisance at a gurdwara in my native village Mansurwal and Darbar Sahib. Later, I would be packing off to either Jaipur or Madhya Pradesh for a relaxing vacation,” he said.
Greenhorn BSP candidate from Kartarpur (reserve) constituency Balwinder Kumar also said that after a long gap, it was family first now. “Finally, it was a day with family on Sunday! I would also go for a movie with my family and also have plans to go out of station too,” he said.
Similarly, Congress candidate Joginder Mann from Phagwara said that first things first, as the elections ended, he slept early at around 9 pm. “After having breakfast, I wanted to sleep again but some party meetings kept me busy. Later, I went to attend a kirtan darbar ahead of Ravidass Jayanti and also attended some condolence meetings,” he
SAD candidate from Phillaur (reserve) seat Baldev Khaira also shared that after a long time, he enjoyed the luxury of getting up late on Sunday. “It was a lovely feeling being at home and enjoying the company of my kids. Sunday also meant a sumptuous breakfast while later in the day I went to pay obeisance at Baba Murad Shah Dera in Nakodar,” he said.