As counting began for the five state elections — billed as a virtual semifinal before the general elections next year — party workers gathered outside their offices and the houses of leaders. The tension was writ on many of their faces. But eager ones seeing the early trends were quick to launch celebrations. Below is an assortment of photos gathered from various states that went to elections.
Congress workers perform hawan and puja near Rahul Gandhi residence. in Delhi.
Congress workers are seen here performing puja and hawan in front of Rahul gandhi's residence. The images of Rahul Gandhi and nephew Raihan Vadra is seen in front of the activists.
Congress workers are seen celebrating in front of the party headquarters in Delhi after initial trends indicate the party making a comeback in the Hindi heartland.
Supporters of TRS are seen celebrating in Hyderabad after trends showed party retaining power in Telangana.
Unlike other states where ruling parties have performed poorly, the results in Telangana showed the TRS retaining its hold over the newly formed state.
Congress workers celebrate their party's stellar performance in the assembly elections in Delhi.
BJP's headquarters in Jaipur carries a sombre look after trends showed the party is unlikely to retain power in Rajasthan. (ANI twitter)
Congress workers in Rajasthan are seen celebrating after trends revealed the resurgence of the party in the state.
Senior congress leader Ashok Gehlot serves tea to media amidst celebration by party workers in the wake of assembly election results.
Congress workers in Mumbai celebrate in the wake of incoming assembly election results.
Congress workers rejoice in Mumbai as the results reveal the resurgence of the party in the Hindi heartland.
Congress workers celebrate their party's success in front of the party headquarters in Delhi. (Image courtesy: Shome Basu)
Celebrations by party workers in front of party headquarters point towards the success party had in assembly elections that was seen as the semi-final for next year's parliamentary elections. (Image courtesy: Shome Basu)
The election result has rejuvenated congress cadres at a time when the party is gearing up for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. (Image courtesy: Shome Basu)
A saffron clad person is seen participating in the celebrations in front of the Congress headquarters in Delhi.(Image courtesy: Shome Basu)
A vehicle covered with posters is seen in front of Congress headquarters where party workers are celebrating the success in assembly polls. (Image courtesy: Shome Basu)
The BJP headquarters in Delhi is virtually empty amidst less than favourable results in assembly polls. (Image courtesy: Shome Basu)
TRS supporters in Siddipet greet CM’s nephew Harish Rao after his victory.
The sombre atmosphere around the BJP headquarters after the poll results. (Image courtesy: Shome Basu)