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Lok Sabha elections: People plan leaves to watch live counting of votes

Friday, 16 May 2014 - 7:10am IST | Agency: dna

The much talked about elections are over and the country is now gearing up for the results. In order to watch live counting of the votes, many people have taken an off from work on Friday.

Siva Shankar, a resident of Yantra Park, who works as a software engineer informs, "2014 elections have been the biggest and most talked about in the history of India and since I wanted to watch the results live, I took leave from work. The rest of my group has done the same as we are planning to watch the results live, over a cup of coffee and popcorn."

In addition to people working at private firms, government employees have also aken off. The election fever is such that a few other residents have said that their bosses asked them to stay at home as they too would be busy watching the results.

Animesh Bhoir, a Thane resident said, "As the government has made it compulsory to grant leave for casting vote, the same should have been done for watching the results. We have been a part of electing the candidates and should therefore watch live who will form the government and what political equation will emerge."

"I have applied for casual leave for the day because I don't want to miss counting at any cost. This year's election has been the most talked about affair and crores have been spent on the same, so I wanted a day off to analyze the results and discuss the same with my friends," said another enthusiastic voter, Deb Jyoti.

The elections this year have been exceptionally different in every way.


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