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Punjab poll results: Anxiety rules all with one day to go

Anxiety levels are high among candidates with only a day left for the results of the assembly polls but they are hoping for the best. Ask them how it feels with only 24 hours left for the results to be announced and a majority of them will tell you that they are both excited and nervous.

assembly elections Updated: Mar 10, 2017 14:24 IST
Akali candidate Darshan Singh Shivalik, who is contesting from Gill constituency, says he doesn’t feel nervous at all because he feels he has huge scope to win.
Akali candidate Darshan Singh Shivalik, who is contesting from Gill constituency, says he doesn’t feel nervous at all because he feels he has huge scope to win.(HT File/ Representative image )

Anxiety levels are high among candidates with only a day left for the results of the assembly polls but they are hoping for the best. Ask them how it feels with only 24 hours left for the results to be announced and a majority of them will tell you that they are both excited and nervous.

Bahut mehnat kiti hai, hun bus rab os da phal deve. Result di khushi vi hai te dar vi, par main rab da na layi ja reha hai... (I worked really hard and hope that god will see me through. I am not only excited but also nervous and I keep taking god’s name),” says Surinder Kumar Dawar, Congress candidate from Ludhiana Central, before taking a jibe at party workers, friends and relatives who have been asking him to place an order for laddus in advance.

He adds, “I have told everyone that I will distribute laddus myself if I win but will not place any orders in advance.”

Kamal Chaitly, BJP candidate contesting from Ludhiana West, says, “Vekhoji! Es time, saare political leaders di kismat, voting machina vich kaad han. March 11 he saab dasogi pave saare rab da na le rahe hain. (Look! Right now, for all politicians, their luck stands captured in the voting machines and its March 11 that will tell us who is lucky even if everyone is busy praying).”

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On the flip side, there are also some who are neither exhilarated nor tense and are ready to accept the public’s decision as it comes.

“I am being asked by all how it feels but to be honest, I feel quite normal – no excitement or nervousness. After all, I have contested five elections as a councillor and two as an MLA which has given me enough experience to face election results. All I can say is that whatever the public decides, I will happily accept,” says Congress candidate Bharat Bhushan Ashu, who is contesting from Ludhiana West.

Akali candidate Darshan Singh Shivalik, who is contesting from Gill constituency, says he doesn’t feel nervous at all because he feels he has huge scope to win. “Since I got so much support from all, I feel I will win but March 11 will paint the reality,” he says.

When it comes to Ahbab Singh Grewal of the Aam Aadmi Party from Ludhiana West, he says he is more than confident that his party will form the new government in the state and that none of AAP candidates are nervous.

“People want change and the AAP will bring desired change people want to see in the state and its system. Interestingly, many of us have already ordered laddus and barfis to distribute after victory,” he says.

Lok Insaf Party candidate Simarjeet Singh Bains, who is fighting from Atam Nagar, adds, “Considering the love I got from the public and the role of the leader of the Opposition that I played, I am sure I will win. The results of the elections will be like a tsunami ‘lehar’ for both Akalis and the Congress.”

They say

# Bahut mehnat kiti hai, hun bus rab os da phal deve. Result di khushi vi hai te dar vi, par main rab da na layi ja reha hai... (I worked really hard and hope that god will see me through. I am not only excited but also nervous and I keep taking god’s name),” said Surinder Kumar Dawar, Congress candidate, Ludhiana Central.

#Vekhoji! Es time, saare political leaders di kismat, voting machina vich kaad han. March 11 he saab dasogi pave saare rab da na le rahe hain. (Look! Right now, for all politicians, their luck stands captured in the voting machines and its March 11 that will tell us who is lucky even if everyone is busy praying),” said Kamal Chaitly, BJP candidate, Ludhiana West.

# “I am being asked by all how it feels but to be honest, I feel quite normal – no excitement or nervousness. After all, I have contested five elections as a councillor and two as an MLA which has given me enough experience to face election results. All I can say is that whatever the public decides, I will happily accept,” Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Congress candidate, Ludhiana West, said.

# “People want change and the AAP will bring desired change people want to see in the state and its system. Interestingly, many of us have already ordered laddus and barfis to distribute after victory,” said Ahbab Singh Grewal, AAP candidate, Ludhiana West.

# “Considering the love I got from the public and the role of the leader of the Opposition that I played, I am sure I will win. The results of the elections will be like a tsunami ‘lehar’ for both Akalis and the Congress,” Simarjeet Singh Bains, LIP candidate, Atam Nagar, said.

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