Anticipating victory, BJP prepares for big day
Jubilant even before the results of the Lok Sabha election are declared Friday, the BJP office in Delhi was Thursday decked up and party workers got ready with fire crackers and sweets.
Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will, however, be away from Delhi on counting day, and will only come to the national capital Saturday.
An army of cooks, called specially from Old Delhi area famous for its culinary excellence, are preparing 2.5 tonnes of laddoos, an Indian sweet synonymous with celebrations.
"We have called 35 cooks specially from Old Delhi for preparing these laddoos," Ghanshyam Das Agarwal, national co-convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party traders cell, told IANS.
Agarwal said at least two car-loads of fire crackers have already arrived while more are on their way.
Two music bands have also been booked for the celebrations.
A giant LED screen has been put up in the office campus for live updates of the counting process.
In a one-of-its-kind attempt, a tent has been erected at Arun Jaitley's official residence next to the BJP's national headquarters at Ashoka Road that will serve as a makeshift studio for TV news channels.
Jaitley and Amit Shah held a meeting with party spokespersons and leaders who will act as panelists on TV channels Friday.
The party office was cleaned and the potted plants were given fresh coats of paint.
The whole of the BJP national office as well as the surroundings are being lit up as the party anticipates victory.
"There will be a grand celebration tomorrow (Friday). We are just waiting for our new prime minister Narendra Modiji," a party worker, busy with preparations, said.
(Posted on 15-05-2014)