Punjab Polls: A Day Ahead Of Counting Day, 'Badals' Joke Surface On Twitter
File Picture of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
The stage is set for counting of votes tomorrow for 117 Assembly seats in Punjab with pollsters predicting the exit of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance and a neck-and-neck fight between the debutant AAP and the Congress. Counting of votes will commence at 8 am at 54 centers in 27 locations.
Despite the exit polls predicting a total rout for the ruling SAD-BJP alliance, which is targeting a third term in the state, 89-year-old Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal claimed they will win 72 seats.
But seems like people on Twitter have already decided on the Badals' exit from the state of Punjab.
It's raining cats and dogs in Punjab and netizens have assumed this to be a sign that the 'Badals' (read the Badal family) are on the move (from Punjab).
"Badals are giving farewell to Badals," said one Twitter user. "The rain is heavy , it's time for Badals to go, tomorrow jhadoo will clean all the mess that the rain created," said another.
Heavily raining since morning
Chilled 11℃ ...
Badals r giving farewell to Badal's in Punjab ☁☁☁☁☁☁ pic.twitter.com/aI40wZZHy5
— Ramandeep Singh (@RamanDSingh_) March 10, 2017
@Partap_Sbajwa The rain is heavy , its time for badals to go , tomorrow jhadoo will clean all the mess that the rain created.
— Roshan Rai (@Roshan_Kr_Rai) March 10, 2017
Here's what others had to say following the heavy downpour in Punjab.
Punjab skies today, Badals on the move..... pic.twitter.com/A6jDvkF2ec
— Vikram Mann (@vikrammann) March 10, 2017
— Yuvraj Singh Chauhan (@iYuvrajChauhan) March 10, 2017
— Divya Goyal (@divya5521) March 10, 2017
Weather will be bad in Northern India particularly in J&K for three days ,but there will be no Badals in Punjab on March 11@DrKumarVishwas
— Vipul Bali (@vipulbali1) March 10, 2017
The state went to polls in single phase on February 4 and recorded 78.60 per cent polling as against 78.57 per cent voter turnout in 2012.
The SAD contested 94 seats and its ally BJP 23. The Congress contested all the seats. The AAP and its ally Lok Insaf Party, led by the Bains brothers of Ludhiana, are fighting on 112 and 5 seats respectively.
(With input from PTI)
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