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Best birthday gift for Amarinder Singh

On the Punjab results, Captain Amarinder Singh says,"it’s time to bring back the heydays of Punjab.”   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar

There could not have been a better gift for the birthday boy – Capt. Amarinder Singh as the Congress bounced back in Punjab.

Capt. Amainder, party’s chief ministerial candidate, talking to reporters said: “People of Punjab have voted for development. It’s time to bring back the heydays of Punjab.”

AAP storm now over

“AAP was nothing more than a fair weather storm, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal was a summer storm, which is now over,” said Capt. Amarinder, who is celebrating his 75th birthday on Saturday.

Punjab went to polls on February 4 and recorded 78.60 per cent polling as against 78.57 per cent voter turnout in 2012. As many as 1,145 candidates are in the fray, 81 of whom are female and one transgender.

Shiromani Akali Dal contested 94 seats while its alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party fought on 23 seats. The Congress contested all the seats. The AAP and its ally Lok Insaf Party contested on 112 and 5 seats respectively.

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