Jalandhar: With back counting for the assembly election 2017 results, though the candidates from all political parties expressed confidence of winning and forming the next government, it was anxious moments for all of them.
Punjab assembly election was held on February 4 and results would be declared on March 11. Candidates also kept their Holi celebrations, on March 13, linked to the election results.
Back from a long ‘political break’ of over one month, candidates from the traditional parties SAD-BJP and Congress the rookie party AAP were seen keeping a calm face and waiting for the results.
While all the candidates were found glued to the Exit poll surveys on the electronic and online media, many also shared that they were praying before the almighty for their win.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) greenhorn candidate HS Walia from the crucial Jalandhar Cantonment seat said that this being his first ever election, he was little anxious about the results. “We are definitely coming to power and script a new chapter of development. The results would be in favour of Punjab,” he said, adding that he was praying before the almighty for a sweeping mandate.
SAD candidate from Kartarpur (reserve) constituency and a novice Seth Satpal Mal said that the recently held Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections have already shown a trailer of the Punjab assembly election results. “SAD-BJP government came to power twice in a row on the sheer basis of development works. It was the time for a hat-trick now,” he said.
But when asked if he was facing any election result blues, Seth Satpal said that he was confident of his victory. “I am confident of my victory and there was absolutely no anxiety pangs,” he added.
Congress candidate and yet another greenhorn candidate from Phillaur (reserve) seat Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary said that there was no room for any anxiety all these days, as he was busy in election duty in Uttar Pradesh (UP) polls. “Not only Congress was coming to power, we would be celebrating the birthday of Capt Amarinder Singh on March 11 followed by colourful Holi celebrations the next day. Congress would be leading the state under Capt Amarinder Singh’s leadership,” he said.
On the other hand, Congress candidate from Phagwara (reserve) seat, Joginder Singh Mann also expressed confidence of Congress gaining absolute majority. “It is not for the first time that I am contesting elections. “I am relaxed and confident of my victory, as people have voted for change this time and Congress is coming to power,” he added.
Another AAP candidate from Jalandhar Central Dr Sanjeev Sharma said that they worked in the state and AAP was surely coming to power. He said that he was feeling little anxious but they were going to form the next Punjab government.
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