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Punjab Polls: A Day Ahead Of Counting Day, 'Badals' Joke Surface On Twitter

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Updated: March 10, 2017, 6:43 PM IST
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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.

Here's what others had to say following the heavy downpour in Punjab.

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)

First Published: March 10, 2017, 6:43 PM IST
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