Cong, AAP offices went silent after trends came in

  • Jyotsna Jalali, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 17, 2014 11:20 IST

Amid dhol beats, distribution of sweets and bursting of crackers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) officials and workers could be seen celebrating at the party office in Sector 33 as soon as their candidate Kirron Kher was announced leading by 252 votes after the first round of counting.

Supporters and party workers could be seen all around raising slogans in favour of Kirron and Narendra Modi. As the lead grew by over 25,000 votes, celebrations went up with uncontrollable workers dancing to dhol beats and bursting crackers all across.

Contrary to the atmosphere at the Bharatiya Janata Party office, the Congress party office in Sector 35 wore a deserted look.

Though a couple of workers were present at the Congress office around 10.30 am, by noon the of fice was vacant. A similar scene prevailed at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) office in Sector 20 and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office in Sector 21 with just a few dejected workers present on the premises.

Workers at these offices were not interested to talk. When approached, they went away saying that what was to be proved had been proved and they do not want to make any statement.

Though early in the morning Aam Aadmi Party ’s Gul Panag visited the party office and spoke to her workers, by noon no one was visible at their office. However, she held a press conference around 5pm.

Bahujan Samaj Party’s Jannat Jahan said workers worked hard and it was the verdict of the people which they have accepted.

Meanwhile, at the Bharatiya Janata Party office, a community meal (langar) was prepared for party supporters and workers, a big screen had been installed in the basement for workers to see election results as being telecasted on news channels.

Party chief Sanjay Tandon sat among workers and listened to Narendra Modi’s speech after sweeping victory from Varanasi and Vadodara.

Around 1pm, senior leader Harmohan Dhawan vis-ited the Bharatiya Janata Par ty of fice and all workers g reeted him with cheers and pro-BJP slogans. Supporters and workers made Dhawan sit on their shoulders and thanked him for his support during the election.

Though the main procession by the winning party was scheduled for 3pm, the party workers made rounds in the nearby market carrying party flags and raising slogans.

There was no stopping these enthusiastic party workers who could be seen wearing Modi masks and raising all sorts of slogans against the Congress.

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