NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY (TIP): NRIs in New York and New Jersey jubilated on the victory of Modi and the BJP in the 2014 elections in India, the results of which came out on May 16th. BJP on its own, bagged 282 of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. Together with its partners in the NDA, it has got a formidable number of 336.
Narendra Modi who was named by the BJP as its Prime Ministerial candidate, led a long, tough and determined campaign to dislodge the Congress led UPA government that he ultimately decimated. The large following that Modi has in the Tri- State area of New York,New Jersey and Connecticut broke into spontaneous celebrations of Modi’s victory.
While a large number of people gathered at the Times Square to watch live the election results and analysis on Times Now big screen specially put up for the occasion, others, in Jersey City, played Holi to celebrate the occasion. Still others stayed home and celebrated Modi’s victory with friends and local politicians and officials.
Our photo journalist Mohammad Jaffer captured the momentous jubilations for the readers of The Indian Panorama.We present some of the pictures here.
Photos/ Mohammad Jaffer, SnapsIndia