Celebrations broke out in the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Friday after early trends in favour of the saffron party came in with the party leading in 215 seats out of trends available for 403 seats.
A festive spirit prevailed at the BJP office at Ashoka Road where party workers and leaders gathered in large numbers bursting crackers, distributing sweets and NaMo tea.
Many workers were seen smearing each other with colour and dancing to the beats of drums.
Going by the initial trends, party workers exuded confidence that the BJP is set to get its best-ever tally so far in Lok Sabha elections.
Senior BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Balbir Punj were present in the celebrations.
“This is the victory of the people and the party. This is victory for Narendra Modi,” said Mr. Naqvi, brushing aside any talks of dissensions within the party.
Party Spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said, “More than victory, it is a responsibility for us. It is important that we remember that this victory is because of the people’s confidence in us.”