February 22, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Exuding optimism of his party sweeping the Punjab assembly polls with around 65 seats, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday claimed there had been a clear swing in favour of the Congress in the last 48 hours before poll.
Speaking during a discussion after the launch of his authorised biography – The People’s Maharaja – Captain Amarinder said while it was unfortunate but the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) seemed unlikely to get more than a handful of seats as there we had been a lot of pent-up angel against the Badals. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on the other hand, was completely lacking in experience, which the people of Punjab did not want, he added.
Captain Amarinder said the Congress was poised to win 65 (plus/minus) seats and he was optimistic about forming the next government in Punjab.
He also expressed the confidence of winning the Lambi seat, which he had fought against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, saying the angst among the people against the SAD government had swayed the vote in his favour.