The National Students Union of India also staged a protest outside Gandhi's residence to persuade him to take back his offer of stepping down from the presidency.
A factor that went against the BJP was that its strategy of purely focusing on a visceral communal campaign backfired. Its claim to stand for the right of devotees found no takers.
Nand Kumar Sai had on Thursday said that Sanskrit should be made the official language of the country and added that he will speak to the HRD Ministry regarding the same.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted relief to Tharoor on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 after he appeared before the court and moved bail application.
The Congress still represents the only credible national alternative to the BJP and it will take its message to the country, hopefully under Gandhi's leadership, Tharoor said.
Tharoor accepted the Congress' main election theme, 'NYAY' was not properly communicated and criticized Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi's "soft Hindutva" plank.
What was widely perceived to be a tough three-cornered fight turned out to be a cakewalk for the ex-UN staffer
On Thursday, the Technopark canteen witnessed heated discussions over coffee when the results of the polls started trickling in.
Party supporters heaved a sigh of relief as the vote share started spiking.
On counting day, T'Puram Express takes a look at the atmosphere across the city