Kabita Duarah GUWAHATI, May 19 - Colours, mirth and euphoria today filled the air at the head office of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh, following the saffron brigade’s historic and unprecedented success at the State Assembly polls.
Winners take all: AGP’s Ramendra Narayan Kalita, (Guwahati West) and BJP’s Siddhartha Bhattacharya (Guwahati East) and Atul Bora (Dispur) flash the victory sign after being declared winners. – Photo: Samarendra Sarma
It was as if the head office at Hengrabari celebrated Holi once again, with the party workers and supporters splashing colours on each other to savour the grand moment.
The party head office at Hengrabari wore a festive look since morning as soon as the voting trends started signalling a definite change of governance in the State.
As the day progressed, party workers and supporters intensified their celebrations – dancing, distributing sweets, and smearing colours on each other.
“We are so happy. We decided to celebrate the occasion by cutting a cake with our senior leaders,” said an elated party member.
Vice-president of the State BJP Harekrishna Bharali said that 15 years of Congress misrule spelt its own doom. He added that the party respects the aspirations of the people and in the coming days it would strive to ensure good governance.
“We were confident of victory and now our priority will be to bring all communities and faiths together and build a progressive Assam,” said Bharali, adding that the issues of the State will be resolved soon.
Another BJP leader, Jadav Chandra Deka, said the mandate reflects that the people of Assam and the young generation were particularly eager for a change.
“We knew that we will get a spectacular mandate. The people of Assam were fed up with corruption of the Congress and with this mandate they have reposed faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Deka, mentioning that all commitments that the BJP had made to the electorate would be fulfilled.
Former general secretary of the State BJP, Dr Pradip Thakuria, said the BJP had been concentrating on improving its organisational strength and this paid dividends.
“This mandate is the voice of all communities of the State,” he said.
Today, all roads seemed to lead to the BJP head office here. Although the surge of people created a lot of traffic snarls too, today no one was complaining, as the commuters too seemed to agree that this was indeed a big day in the political history of the State.