Kolkata, May 16 IANS | 5 months ago

With fireworks and colours, celebrations erupted across the eastern metropolis with West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress sweeping the Lok Sabha polls and decimating the Left to win or on way to winning 34 of the state's 42 seats.


Trinamool's supporters - men, women, old and young alike - took to the streets in city pockets as the trend became clearer in the later part of the day.

Loyalists sported headbands, adorned with the party's colours and flower symbol and daubed each other with green colour powder. The festive atmosphere virtually resembled Holi.

Waving Trinamool flags, enthusiasts also resorted to fireworks at night.

In areas like C.I.T More (north-eastern part of Kolkata) and alleys of south Kolkata, the air was rent with the sounds of firecrackers as they lit up the summer sky.

Whereas for the Bharatiya Janata Party, which emerged as a force to reckon with, with two seats and impressive performance overall, the colour saffron dominated the celebrations.

With Narendra Modi poised to become the next prime minister, party workers rented the air with the 'Har Har Modi' slogan in several places while SMSes with the message 'An Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar' did the rounds among Modi's fans.

(Posted on 17-05-2014)

Share This Page:


Post your comments


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |

TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |