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Posted at: May 19, 2019, 7:52 AM; last updated: May 19, 2019, 7:52 AM (IST)

MP takes refuge in God on poll eve

Chandigarh, May 18

A day before the Lok Sabha elections in Chandigarh, BJP candidate and sitting MP Kirron Kher today visited various religious places in the city and took blessings of God.

On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, she visited Buddha Monastery in Khuda Ali Sher. Later, she also went to a gaushala in Sector 45. In the evening, the MP also took blessings at ISCKON Temple in Sector 36.

“We go to religious place in routine. I went to religious places to seek blessings of the Almighty,” she told Chandigarh Tribune on the poll eve. However, sources said: “It is also a way to reach out to public indirectly. Wherever a celebrity goes, people do gather there.”

She has often been visiting temples and gurdwaras earlier as well.

“Since campaigning has been stopped since Friday evening, candidates cannot address the public. So, a day before the polling, she chose to seek blessings of God,” said her aide.

“All these campaigning days, we have been meeting people. But today was the time to meet God and pray the Almighty to give us good news on May 23, when the results will be announced,” said her associate.

Anupam Kher also visited Nada Sahib in the evening to take blessings of God. Earlier, the MP along with Anupam met BJP councillors, workers and people at her residence.

Sources said: “They came themselves to meet her regarding the preparations for the polling day. Tomorrow’s strategy and duties were discussed with her.”

Party leaders said it was a bit relaxed day for her, though she visited some places. In the afternoon, the BJP leader also went to Kamalam and discussed about the elections with party president Sanjay Tandon. They held meetings with party leaders and workers. —TNS

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