Anxiety grips MP candidates as counting of votes gets closer
What impact does a comparatively longer period of wait for the result of an election have on candidates? Even seasoned politicians can display higher levels of anxiety if the wait stretches to over 40 days, as in the case of the Lok Sabha elections.
The initial waiting period, following polling on April 11, was evidently spent by all the candidates in making calculations about votes expected to have been polled by them. The calculations were done in consultation with elections managers as well as in their mind over some sleepless nights, as revealed by close aides of all the three candidates belonging to the main political parties.
The candidates to Adilabad MP seat — sitting MP G. Nagesh of Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Ramesh Rathod of Congress, a former MP himself, and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Soyam Bapu Rao, a former MLA who has lost last two consecutive Assembly elections from Boath (ST) constituency — are displaying different moods over the waiting period. All of them have been moving around the constituency campaigning for party candidates in the Zilla Parishad elections, meeting people during weddings and religious affairs too and discussing their prospects.