AAP Wave In Punjab, BJP In Goa
New Delhi: while Goa registered a whopping 83 percent polling Punjab polled more than 70 percent. The polling in both the States went on peacefully on Saturday. Punjab assembly has 117 seats where as the tiny Goa assembly has 40 seats.
BJP appeared to have a clear edge in Goa. The Aam Aadmi Party seems to be sweeping Punjab. Prannoy Roy of NDTV and senior editor Sekhar Gupta questioned a number voters after the voting was over and the overwhelming response was in favour of AAP. When a group of villagers were asked about their preference, 14 persons raised their hands for AAP and four for the Congress. There was none for the Akalis.
‘Kejriwal Kejriwal, Saaraa Punjab Tere Naal’ and ‘Kejriwal Punjab Ki Lal’ are the slogans that were given during the electioneering. Some of the voters said the difference between the AAP and the Congress would be 60:40.
In Goa the ruling BJP is likely to retain power. The BJP won 21 seats in the assembly in 2012 election. The second place will be filled by the Congress with the AAP coming third.
The counting of the votes will take place on March 11. The last leg of the polling in the five States would end on March 8 in Uttar Pradesh.