Bassi Pathana: ‘Dil mange more…’ is the feeling which is still driving AAP candidate Santokh Singh Salana after the conclusion of the elections on Saturday. “For the last six months, I have been canvassing from morning till evening and consumed round 30 cups of tea but today I wanted to work, but the elections are over,” said Salana.
Salana maintains that on Sunday, he remained occupied but in a different type of activity. He received well-wishers at his house and office who assured him of victory. A large number of phone calls were attended. Salana visited Barnala to attend the marriage ceremony of the daughter of a volunteer. On the way back, he visited Mehal Kalan party office and met volunteers.
He said that physically and mentally he needed more activity but then elections are over and there was no need to exert. Putting it softly, he said, “I am coming out of jet lag. It will take a couple of days to adjust to the changed routine.”
Asked about the fate of election results which will be out on March 11, Salana hoped that AAP would get around 90 seats out of a total of 117. Salana replied that the victory margin might even cross 90 seats. AAP would reduce opponents to political paupers, he said emphatically. The AAP candidate expressed his vision for 2019 general elections: AAP is not going to stop in Punjab only. We will replicate the phenomena through-out the country, he said.
AAP contestant remained busy in socialising
Patiala: Dr Balbir Singh, AAP contestant from Patiala (Urban) remained occupied on Sunday as he attended three marriage ceremonies, two cremations and two ‘akhand patths’. And now he is receiving volunteers from all over the constituency. Till late evening he met over 150 party activists. His day was hectic and he was feeling relaxed as canvassing is over. Asked how many seats AAP will win, he said, “We will cross 90 mark as there was a wave in favour of the party. The people wanted a change as Akalis and Congress had not come up to the expectations of the citizens.” DP
Business as usual for Congress’ Brahm Mohindra
Patiala: Senior Congress leader Brahm Mohindra had a very hectic day on Sunday.
He received more than 500 workers from all over the Patiala (rural) constituency, who brought polling certificates issued by the polling staff.
Brahm Mohindra, a one-time opponent of Captain Amarinder Singh seemed to have reconciled to his leadership now as he says, “We fought elections in the name of Captain. Punjab chaunda hai captain di Sarkar was the slogan.”
The Congress contestant who normally does not drink tea had to drink it as it was offered by the voters in villages. Brahm Mohindra, during the day collected feedback from the polling booths to analyse the victory margin, stated that he was hopeful of victory. DP
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