Hotel rooms, home stay for Bhopal counting agents

Bhopal: As the results for Assembly elections held on November 28 are to be announced on Tuesday, some of the contestants in the fray have arranged hotels for the counting agents, while some have made arrangements at their homes for their stay. All eyes are on the Old Jail as counting will begin here on Tuesday and the contestants are as nervous as students generally are when their Board results are about to be announced.

Congress to keep vigil

Congress candidates were busy monitoring the strong room where the EVMs are stored, while the BJP candidates were busy in their homes talking to party volunteers. Congress candidate from Govindpura constituency, Girish Sharma, arranged the stay of the counting agent in a hotel, while his opponent Krishna Gaur has arranged for their stay at homes of those close to the Gaur family. Similalrly, PC Sharma, Cong’s candidate from Bhopal South-West has arranged the stay at his home.

Rameshwar Sharma, BJP’s candidate from Huzur, Vishwas Sarang from Narela and Surendra Nath Singh from Bhopal Central have arranged the stay of party volunteers in their government allotted bungalows. Some of the counting agents have been sent at secret places with the instructions to reach the Old Jail by 5 am.

Prayers before counting

Vishwas Sarang, sitting MLA from BJP and Congress’s Girish Sharma will reach the strong room on Tuesday after offering their prayers at Hanuman temple in Khedapati. Jayshri Harikiran, Congress’ candidate from Berasia will offer prayers at a temple in Tarawali, while Naresh Gyanchandani from Huzur will offer prayers at Sant Hirdaram Ashram. Sharma from Huzur, has recently returned from Tirupati. Krishna Gaur has returned from Nalkheda and Girish Sharma had organised an elaborate prayer at Chhind Wale Dada.