Post-poll re­lax­ation for chief min­is­ters

MP CM goes on jun­gle sa­fari, Ch­hat­tis­garh CM to movies

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - INDI - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent

New Delhi: A day af­ter the exit poll pre­dicted a neck and neck fight be­tween the BJP and the Congress in the Hindi heart­land, lead­ers of the two par­ties were seen ei­ther re­lax­ing or en­gaged in hec­tic meetings to draw plans for the big re­sult day of De­cem­ber 11 on Satur­day.

Se­nior BJP leader and Mad­hya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was on a three-day-long hol­i­day to Band­hav­garh with his fam­ily, on Satur­day ap­peared to be look­ing quite re­laxed and con­fi­dent. The MP Chief Minister had a jun­gle sa­fari in Band­hav­garh and went on a pic­nic with his fam­ily. Chouhan and his wife, to­gether, were seen pre­par­ing cha­p­atis in­side the jun­gle.

Chouhan’s arch ri­val and Mad­hya Pradesh PCC pres­i­dent Ka­mal Nath left for Kedar­nath. He will re­turn to Bhopal on the count­ing day, i.e. De­cem­ber 11.

Chouhan, along with wife Sadhna and two daugh­ters, vis­ited the famous Bag­u­la­mukhi tem­ple in Da­tia and of­fered prayers there.

“I my­self am a psephol­o­gist. We are get­ting ma­jor­ity. We will form the gov­ern­ment for the fourth time,” a san­guine Chouhan said dis­agree­ing with most of the exit polls which have pre­dicted a Congress win the state.

“The BJP gov­ern­ment has al­ways stood with the pub­lic, the poor, farm­ers and down­trod­den. My gov­ern­ment has

been with the peo­ple day and night. In re­turn, the peo­ple of Mad­hya Pradesh gave their sup­port to my party,” he said, while leav­ing for Da­tia from Band­hav­garh.

The Chief Minister, who reached Band­hav­garh on Wed­nes­day, stayed in the Taj re­sort for two days and spent the third day at his Cabi­net Minister San­jay Pathak’s Birholi farm house.

In a clean break from the pre­dic­tions posed by dif­fer­ent exit polls, Ch­hat­tis­garh Chief Minister Ra­man Singh watched a movie with his fam­ily. Fol­low­ing a hec­tic sched­ule, Singh has been re­lax­ing for the last two days af­ter he came back from the elec­tion tour in Te­lan­gana. On Fri­day, the Ch­hat­tis­garh CM met poll man­agers and party can­di­dates.

—TWIT­TER

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan (2R) at a party event on Satur­day

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