NEW DELHI: It was time to relax, watch movie and catch up with family and friends for both Delhi Chief Minister candidates Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi after a month-long tiring and exhaustive election campaign.
While movie-buff Kejriwal caught up an afternoon show of Akshay Kumar-starrer Baby along with 100 AAP members, Bedi relaxed at her residence during the first half of the day.
Kejriwal, who has been projected as the next Delhi Chief Minister by almost all exit polls, thanked the AAP volunteers for working for the party relentlessly and appealed to them to spend time with their families.
He started the day with yoga, which he was not able to do since the campaign picked up, and spent quality time with his family at his Ghaziabad residence.
Post noon, he held meeting with senior party leaders to take stock of the situation and possibilities that may arise after February 10 counting.
He then went to watch movie along with his trusted lieutenants Manish Sisodia, Kumar Vishwas and 100 other volunteers. Some volunteers posted selfies with a smiling Kejriwal sitting inside the theatre waiting for the show to start.
“Volunteers you did an amazing job. Relax for two days. Spend time with your family. Sleep, watch movies, meditate and chill. God bless you,” Kejriwal tweeted.
The other contender for Delhi’s top post Bedi was on complete “voice rest” in the first half of the day while attended few meetings later during the day starting with Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Nirmala Sitharaman, who visited her at her residence. Bedi also attended a review meeting of the party to discuss the political situation in the evening.
“Useful meeting of all candidates taken by President BJP, Delhi Pradesh. Very encouraging feedback. God willing the surveys would be proven wrong,” Bedi tweeted after the meeting.
After the exit polls predicted AAP getting a clear majority, Bedi on Saturday said that she would take full responsibility if her party suffered a loss. But Sitharaman said that it was Bedi’s individual statement being the Chief Minister candidate.
“We will talk after the results come out on 10th. We’re hopeful that the results will favour us,” Sitharaman told reporters after her meeting with Bedi.