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Poll battle over, a relaxed day with cows & newspapers

After days of hectic campaigning, candidates spend sunday doing things they love
Saryu Roy with his supporters outside his temporary residence in Baridih, Jamshedpur, on Sunday.

Jayesh Thaker   |   Jamshedpdur   |   Published 08.12.19, 08:41 PM

After hectic campaigning, it was time for poll candidates — except CM Raghubar Das, who had to campaign for other party colleagues — to rest their tired limbs and do things they liked the most on Sunday.

Mahagatbandhan nominee from Jamshedpur West Banna Gupta milked cow and watered plants at his residence in Kadma while Independent candidate from Jamshedpur East Saryu Roy buried himself in newspapers at his temporary home at Vijaya Gardens in Baridih.

“Bannaji loves milking his cows. He had no time to do it during campaigning. But now he looks very relaxed,” one of Gupta’s aides said.

Rebel BJP leader Roy took time off to read media coverage of the ongoing elections.

An early riser, the former food and civil supplies minister took feedback from his poll managers while basking under the sun. “Saryuji subah jaldi uthte hain. Aaj thoda aaram kiye, newspaper padhe aur humse chunav ki batein ki. Khush lag rahe the (Saryuji is an early riser. He took a little rest today, read newspapers and spoke to us about yesterday’s elections),” an aide said.


BJP’s Jamshedpur West candidate Devendra Nath Singh, who spent time solving poll maths at his home in Sonari, had a tiring day. “I did not get time to rest. I undertook a tour of some pockets of my seat and will attend three weddings tonight. I am heading to Mandu for campaigning tomorrow (Monday),” he said.

JMM’s Champai Soren left his suburban Jilingora home in Jamshedpur a bit late and took feedback from his supporters in Seraikela.

“Subah thoda aaram kiya. Thakan to hogi. Par kaam bhi th karna hain (Took little rest in the morning. Fatigue is natural, but we also have to work,” the veteran said.

Ghatshila (ST reserved seat) JMM candidate Ramdas Soren, his party’s nominee from Potka Sanjib Sardar and Ajsu Party’s Bullu Rani Singh (also contesting from Potka) visited Jamshedpur Co-operative College to inspect the strongrooms.

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