Thiruvananthapuram BJP candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan offered prayers at Ayya Guru Ashram in Thycaud in Thiruvananthapuran, Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram BJP candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan offered prayers at Ayya Guru Ashram in Thycaud in Thiruvananthapuran, Kerala.

LS polls: Leaders offer prayers as counting of votes begins

ANI | Updated: May 23, 2019 08:24 IST

New Delhi (India), May 23 (ANI): Before their political fate comes out of electronic voting machines, leaders from parties across the political spectrum visited temples and offered prayers in cities across the country on Thursday morning.
Former Mizoram Governor and Thiruvananthapuram BJP candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan offered prayers at Ayya Guru Ashram in Thycaud, Kerala.
After offering prayers, said he was "very much confident" of snatching the parliamentary constituency from sitting Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. "For the development of Kerala and welfare of its people, I think the state should move along with the NDA government in Delhi," he said.
Besides Tharoor, Rajasekharan is also facing Left Democratic Front candidate C Divakaran.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy offered prayers at Lord Ganesha Temple in Jayanagar in Bengaluru, while his son Nikhil Kumaraswamy, who is debuting as JD(S) candidate from Mandya, visited Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore.
Bengaluru South BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya, who offered his prayers at a temple here in Karnataka, said: "I am sure we will win. I am confident I will be able to contribute to legislation and policy-making in this country."
Actor-turned-politician Ravi Kishan, who is fighting for the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, performed puja at his residence in the city. "With the blessings of Lord Shiva, BJP will register a historic victory," he said.
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who is facing Malegaon blasts accused and BJP candidate Pragya Thakur, for the Bhopal seat, also visited a temple in a city in Madhya Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Congress supporters performed 'havan' outside the party headquarters in New Delhi.
Counting of votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats has begun at 8 am today. Seven-phased general elections ended on May 19. (ANI)

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