Hours before counting begins on May 23 for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 that will decide the fate of candidates including PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi, all the parties have begun their prayers. In Delhi BJP's headquarters, grand arrangements have been made - from havan that is underway since 7 am in the morning to making of sweets (ladoos), the party is ready for the verdict. While the leaders of the party across the country are confident about their victory, supporters outside the BJP office are wearing T-shirts with "Chowkidar Phir Se" (Chowkidar again) written on them and dancing on the beats of drums, even as the results are not yet out.
In Bihar, outside BJP's Patna Sahib candidate Ravi Shankar Prasad's house, ladoos are being made and in Delhi, at North East Delhi candidate's and BJP Delhi's regional head Manoj Tiwari's residence, havan is taking place.
Speaking exclusively to Republic TV, Ravi Shankar Prasad said:
"I am very calm, we are part workers, since day 1 we have said that we will win, it will be a historic win. Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, we will register a landslide and historic victory. I am calm, I am excited and I and balanced at this moment. I am waiting for my victory."
"Mai bahut hi shannt rehta hu, Humlog party k karyakarta hai, day 1 se kaha tha aitihasik nirnay, jeet hogi humari hogi. Narendra Modi ke agvai me humari aaetihasik jeet hogi, shant hu utsahit hu aur syamit hu. "
Meanwhile, a day before the election counting date, on May 22, a special 7 kilogram ladoo cake was ordered from Bengali Pastry shop. Nine similar cakes of 4-5 kilogram each was ordered to cut at Delhi BJP office after the results will be declared for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
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