He said at least two car-loads of fire crackers have already arrived while more are on their way, while two bands have also been booked for the celebrations. A giant LED screen has been put up in the office campus for live updates of the counting process.
The office buzzed with activities, as party workers from across the country started pouring in. A tent has been erected at senior party leader Arun Jaitley's official residence next to the BJP's national headquarters at Ashoka Road that will serve as a makeshift studio for TV news channels. Jaitley and Modi confidante Amit Shah held a meeting with party spokespersons and leaders who will act as panelists on TV channels Friday. The party office was cleaned and flower pots were given a fresh coat of paint. Stickers of party leaders including Modi, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, veteran leader L.K. Advani and party president Rajnath Singh were seen pasted across the doors in the party office.The whole of the BJP national office as well as the surroundings are being lit up as the party anticipates victory. In a relatively quiet Congress office, a tent has been erected with enclosures to help TV channels interact with spokespersons. "Most of the channels will have programs from morning to evening. This is why we have put up small tents and enclosures. It is to make it easier for our spokespersons and teams from TV channels. They can bring their OB vans and use the tents and enclosures at different times of the day to speak to different spokespersons," a Congress leader said. The party posters in the premises were markedly different from the campaign posters, carrying just the Congress election symbol, a hand, and none of the party leaders figuring on them. (IANS)