Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates

Updated: May 16, 2014 09:57 IST

As the BJP and its allies seem headed for 290 seats out of 543, overjoyed party workers have begun celebrations across the country.

Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a historic mandate in India's general election on May 16, emerging with 283 of the 543 parliamentary seats, more than enough to form a government without having to broker a post-election coalition.

Saffron was the hue in vogue outside the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Victory Tsunami: A sea of supporters cheer during Narendra Modi's victory rally in Vadodara.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
BJP supporters hold aloft the party's flags during the Vadodara rally.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
BJP supporters listen to Narendra Modi's address from the rooftops during the Vadodara rally.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Modi-fication of India: A rangoli decoration shows a portrait of Narendra Modi on the map of India at Shri Kamalam, the Gujarat BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Saffron competed with the pink of gulaal in Varanasi.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
The drumbeats of destiny: for the BJP, party's just begun in New Delhi.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
BJP supporters pose for a photograph wearing masks bearing the image of Narendra Modi.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
With rose petals strewn over them, BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad and Amit Shah greet people in the capital after their party's victory.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Elephants bear the symbol of the BJP in front of the party headquarters.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Dancers twirl outside the BJP headquarters in the capital.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Ecstatic BJP supporters dance to the beats of the drum in Varanasi, one of the two constituencies Mr Modi won from.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
In New Delhi, a cut-out of BJP's top man Narendra Modi was put up by celebrants.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Supporters of Narendra Modi stand in queue for free T-shirts next to a giant banner showing an image of India's PM-to-be at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Musicians play their pungi at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
The festivities spilled over to senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's house in the capital.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
BJP leader Dr Harsh Vardhan, ecstatic about his party's performance, does a victory jig.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
The sound of victory: Partymen burst crackers outside the BJP headquarters in the capital.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
The BJP offices have been ready with laddoos overnight. Narendra Modi gets to sample the sweets – a poster of him will do.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi plays the dhol.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Narendra Modi's family members distribute sweets in Gandhinagar.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
In Mumbai, BJP workers dance to the beats of the dhol.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
BJP workers sound victory bugles outside the party headquarters.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Confetti and colours fill the air as the BJP is set to head a new government.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
In Ahmedabad, band baaja and flags.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Sweets bearing the BJP's name and symbol on display in Vadodra.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
Animal print tribal costumes and headgear made for a striking picture outside the BJP headquarters.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
In Hyderabad, elated supporters of the BJP burst a stream of firecrackers.
Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkaar: BJP Celebrates
In Varanasi, crowds cheered Narendra Modi's win from their city.

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