Housewives remained hooked to TV, rejoice AAP's victory

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New Delhi, Feb 10: With rising prices of household items and security in their minds, housewives in the national capital were also glued to the TV sets as they intensely followed the counting results.

While carrying out their daily chores, housewives discussed about the poll results broadcast by the TV channels as they kept exchanging thoughts and reactions.

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Many had stepped out of their houses to get a glimpse of former IPS officer and BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, but in their minds they were pretty clear about whom to cast their vote for and had voted for AAP keeping in mind the safety of women and increasing budget of their household.

44-year old Renu Dixit, a resident of Trilokpuri had no dilemma when she went to the polling station to cast her ballot on February 7.

"I am a fan of Kiran Bedi. I want women to be strong and confident like her. But then we wanted to give a second chance to Arvind Kejriwal who had made all efforts to keep his promises during AAP's 49 days regime.

"As I was preparing food, I was keeping track of which party was trailing and which was winning. Everywhere AAP was leading," she said.

For newly married Ruhi, knowing the fate of the National Capital was of utmost importance.

"We are a lower-middle class family and my husband's income is falling short in running the household because of the rising prices of vegetables and household items. A change in government is important," she said.

Never bothered about politics, Hassina too was concerned about the election results this time. Complaining about the inflation, she said, "You see onions and potatoes are essential ingrediants of every meal and their prices are spiralling day by day.

A change was necessary." For 55-year old Aarti Tomar, a resident of Mundka, it was the safety of her daughters which concerned her the most. "They have said that they will install CCTVs for women's security. Delhi has become the rape capital and this tag needs to be removed. I get worried and start calling my daughter if she delays returning home or doesn't take my call," said Tomar.

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