Jubilant mood at AIADMK camp; gloom at DMK, Cong offices

As AIADMK appeared all set for a landslide win in the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, it was party time for its workers who thronged their leader Jayalalithaa`s residence here where a jubilant mood prevailed.

Last Updated: May 13, 2011, 16:14 PM IST

Chennai: As AIADMK on Friday appeared all set for
a landslide win in the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, it was party
time for its workers who thronged their leader Jayalalithaa`s
residence here where a jubilant mood prevailed.

Bursting of firecrackers and distribution of sweets,
besides merry making were the order of the day at
Jayalalithaa`s Poes Garden residence as she was leading by
3,000 votes in Srirangam constituency while the party was
leading in over 170 seats.
In total contrast, the party offices of both Congress and
DMK here wore a deserted look since morning as trends showed
they were heading for a rout.

While TNCC headquarters Sathyamurthy Bhavan remained shut,
a pall of gloom descended at the DMK office Anna Arivalayam.
A huge contingent of policemen was posted outside
Jayalalithaa`s residence as the 61-year-old leader is all set
to become the Chief Minister for the third time in yet another
remarkable comeback.

High voltage celebrations were witnessed outside
Jayalalithaa`s house as overjoyed workers raised slogans in
support of AIADMK. Several workers were seen lined up with
flower bouquets to greet their leader.

Men and women from different age groups were seen
exchanging pleasantries even as frenzied workers sporting
AIADMK colours attributed overall "discontentment" against DMK
especially over the corruption for their party`s showing.

PTI