BANGALORE: Confident that their Bangalore candidates will romp home, BJP leaders have placed huge orders for sweets and crackers.
“I have asked a caterer to make 100 kilos of Mysore pak for Friday. We will distribute the sweets at major junctions in our ward,” said N R Ramesh, BJP councillor for Yediyur. Ramesh is certain Ananth Kumar will win the Bangalore South seat.
Mohan Raju, Bommanahalli Assembly unit president of the BJP, is equally confident. All eight wards in his constituency are represented by the BJP, and the MLA is also from the party.
“In Bommanahalli Assembly alone, we will get a lead of 25,000 votes for Ananth Kumar,” he said.
He has ordered fireworks worth Rs 5 lakh: party workers will burst crackers worth Rs 50,000 to Rs 75,000 in each ward. Raju has ordered 60 kg of dry jamoon. “We plan to go to apartment complexes to distribute sweet boxes,” he said.
Anil Chalageri of the BJP is confident D V Sadananda Gowda will win the Bangalore North constituency. “Besides the party, volunteers are ordering sweets,” he said. They plan to take out a bike rally and distribute sweets across the constituency. Officially, the BJP is already in celebration mode.
In fact, @bjpkarnataka has tweeted: “You all are invited to join the victory celebrations with us at BJP State HQ, Temple street Malleshwaram tomorrow 8 am onwards.”
However, the mood is dark in JD(S) and Congress circles.
A Congress MLA, who did not wish to be named, said premature celebrations were pointless. “We will win in Bangalore South with a 50,000 lead. Exit polls results are not the final results. Let’s see,” he said.
A JD(S) worker said, “H D Kumaraswamy will be here on Friday, and if the trends are favourable, he will travel to Chikballapur.”