I had waited to watch the nine o clock news the night before to see if the holiday would be declared. But as luck would have it there was a power cut at that time. Since more than three days the power is being cut for more than an hour in the night right at the time when people settle down to watch the day’s news while having dinner. It was highly irritating to go out without power during that important hour. I wonder how they could do it in an area where an election was being held. One needn’t be a genius to know which party is going to lose votes because of the untimely power cuts.
There were three main candidates contesting the elections from our constituency. All of them big names and representing major parties. During the entire campaigning period only one candidate bothered to turn up at our locality going door to door to ask for votes. He also promised to solve a minor problem in our area within a month if he was elected. The other two candidates or their representatives were not even to be seen. So once again, one needn’t be a genius to tell who is going to get votes. My guess is the candidate who visited our lane is going to get elected.
We will know it only on Sunday when the votes would be counted.