Even as the counting of votes is still underway, trends indicate that the Congress is either leading or locked in a close contest in three of the five states for which assembly elections were held.
After registering multiple defeats to the BJP, the fortunes of the Rahul Gandhi-led party seem to be taking a turn—according to the latest trends, the party may be able to form the government in both Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. In Madhya Pradesh, the picture still remains unclear as both the major parties are locked in a neck-and-neck contest.
Asserting that it is a decisive day today, Pilot recalled that exactly a year ago, Gandhi became the chief of the party.
"What could be a better gift to him than victory in these states," Pilot said.
Even as the final results are not out yet, Congress workers have started celebrating the projected victory all across the country.
Here are a few pictures from the celebrations:
Congress is leading in Chhattisgarh and celebrations have already begun.
Pilot is ahead by around 36,000 votes in Tonk constituency of Rajasthan, and his supporters are bursting firecrackers.
Celebrations have also started in other states.