Chandigarh: With just a day left for the Punjab assembly poll results, political leaders from different parties in the state have expressed confidence of winning with a huge majority on Saturday. Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh had said that his party will win with 60-65 seats and added that even the exit polls are in favor of the Congress.
Reacting to the exit polls, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal had said that the results will prove all the exit polls wrong. Punjab Aam Admi Party in-charge Sanjay Singh took to Twitter and had said that it will be a clean sweep majority for his party in the state.
With the AAP's makings its debut in Punjab, it has become a triangular clash ahead of the results.
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On the other hand, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer VK Singh on Thursday said that all arrangements are in place for counting of votes on March 11. He added that more than 14,000 officials are involved in the counting process at 54 centres in 27 locations as the counting will start at sharp 8 am.
The CEO also said that no unauthorised persons will be allowed inside the counting centres. He assured that except for election observers, no other persons will be allowed to use a phone inside the centres.
Singh said that the counting screens will be displayed in shopping malls and other public places for the people to watch.
Punjab recorded a high voter turnout of 77.4% in the elections to decide the fate of 1,145 candidates that include 81 women and a transgender.