After slogging it out for over a month, candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections can now afford to take a break from hectic campaigning.
A day after the polls, some candidates were seen returning to their native places, while some stayed at their homes spending time with their families.
While Congress candidate for Mysore-Kodagu A H Vishwanath left for his native place in K R Nagar, a day after the elections, Chandrashekaraiah, Padmamma and Prathap Simha, JD(S), AAP and BJP candidates, respectively, stayed at their residences in Mysore.
Good Friday came as a boon to thousands of government officials who have worked over time for poll preparations. They too enjoyed a well deserved break.
AAP’s Padmamamma bid farewell to her daughter Tanushree, a BSc animation student at Pune, who had come to campaign for her mother. “I feel as if I am missing something suddenly, having campaigned through the lenght and breadth of the constituency. It has been a great experience,” she said speaking to Deccan Herald. She added that would now spend some time at home, aside from meeting party workers.
Simha spent the day with his daughter Vipanchi. Chandrashekariah too stayed at his house in Mysore.
“I am moving to Bangalore on Saturday and will return before the counting of votes,” he added. Speaking about his debut in politics, he said, “I feel politics is like gambling. It is difficult to assess what the outcome will be.”
Mandya Congress candidate Ramya is at her Bangalore home recuperating from bronchitis. She was shuttling between Bangalore and Mandya, everyday. “With my dogs - Brandy, Champ and Tiny, who I haven’t seen in months,” she said.
Deputy Commissioner C Shikha said that though polling was over for candidates, the district administration had been busy the entire day compiling data, which is required to be furnished to the Election Commission.