After Results, BJP vs Congress HQs: Charged Up, Hollowed Out
Early Trends Fire Up BJP HQ, Empty Out Congress Offices
Early Trends Fire Up BJP HQ, Empty Out Congress Offices(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)

After Results, BJP vs Congress HQs: Charged Up, Hollowed Out

The early trends of the results of the 2019 Lok Sabha Polls indicated a landslide win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), leaving the Congress far behind.

While all the party leaders were inside their respective headquarters tracking and analysing the results, it was the supporters who were gathered outside the headquarters that reflected the mood of both the parties.

It was fireworks and shor outside BJP headquarters, accompanied by a reverberating ‘Modi Modi’ chant. Outside Congress HQ, an eerie silence, where only a handful of people remained.

BJP supporters and workers light fireworks outside BJP HQ.
BJP supporters and workers light fireworks outside BJP HQ.
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
Only a handful people remained at the Congress HQ by mid-day. 
Only a handful people remained at the Congress HQ by mid-day. 
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)

Fireworks and Bowed Heads

Supporters took to the road outside the BJP HQ to celebrate
Supporters took to the road outside the BJP HQ to celebrate
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
Supporters took to the road outside the BJP HQ to celebrate
Supporters took to the road outside the BJP HQ to celebrate
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
‘Haven’t sold much since morning’.
‘Haven’t sold much since morning’.
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
A shopkeeper packs up his merchandise by mid-day
A shopkeeper packs up his merchandise by mid-day
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
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Pride, Dejection

Supporters raise flags and show the lotus symbol
Supporters raise flags and show the lotus symbol
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
They even smeared saffron all over
They even smeared saffron all over
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
Phir se Modi sarkar
Phir se Modi sarkar
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
A congress supporter sits outside the headquarters
A congress supporter sits outside the headquarters
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
A shopkeeper packs up his stuff after the the area outside Congress HQ empties out by mid-day
A shopkeeper packs up his stuff after the the area outside Congress HQ empties out by mid-day
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
An angry farmer sits outside the Congress HQ.
An angry farmer sits outside the Congress HQ.
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)

And Then There Were The Flags

A BJP supporter hoists the BJP flag among other supporters
A BJP supporter hoists the BJP flag among other supporters
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)
An angry farmer complains about EVM tampering and other issues with the election results.
An angry farmer complains about EVM tampering and other issues with the election results.
(Photo: Debayan Dutta/ The Quint)

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