New Delhi: Massive celebrations erupted at the offices of BJP and Aam Aadmi Party as they scored big in the Delhi Assembly polls while Sheila Dikshit`s residence and the Congress headquarters wore a deserted look.
Party workers had started celebrating at the BJP`s Ashoka Road central office since morning as soon as the initial trends showed started showing leads for them. Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also joined in the merriment and played the drums himself for a while.
Some of the supporters were carrying posters of BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi suggesting that the credit for the victory goes to him.
The scenes were similar at the party`s state office at Pandit Pant Marg.
Wild celebrations were also witnessed since morning at Aam Aadmi Party`s office at Hanuman Road here, the loudest cheers were heard when it was learnt by the party workers that AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal was ahead of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit from the New Delhi seat.
The AAP activists were raising slogans, singing anti-corruption songs while waving their election symbol broom in the air. People also distributed sweets and smeared gulal.
The decibel levels soared sky high at around 3:20 PM when Kumar Vishvas declared that Arvind Kejriwal has defeated Dikshit by 25,864 votes.
The atmosphere was upbeat at BJP`s chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan`s Krishna Nagar residence. Although Vardhan maintained a low profile, the party workers busted crackers and indulged in sloganeering. Several persons also reached Vardhan`s residence to congratulate him.
In a sharp contrast, the mood in the Congress camp was gloomy, there was nobody to be seen at the party`s state office at ITO.
Some NSUI workers conducted a `havan` outside Sheila Dikshit`s 3, Moti Lal Nehru Marg residence here in the morning but after that things went on to silent mode.
Putting up a brave face, Dikshit herself came out to speak to reporters at around 1 PM, but she did not speak much and even retorted "Bewakoof hain na (we are idiots, right?)", when asked if her party failed to read the mood of the city which it had ruled for 15 years.