The Tamil Nadu results may be shocking for some
Anna Arivalayam, the DMK party office was overcrowded with party workers from the moment counting started and they sensed victory.
Of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, the DMK is set to win 18 seats and will be the third largest alliance partner in the United Progressive Alliance.
Text: Shobha Warrier Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj
Image: Supporters galore at the DMK party office in Chennai on Saturday
'We knew Kalaignar would win'
Image: DMK supporters celebrate after announcement of results
A deserted AIADMK party office
Image: The AIADMK party office in Chennai on Saturday
AIADMK, Third Front have become non-entities
Image: AIADMK chief Jayalalitha's residence Poes garden bore a deserted look
A festive look at Karuna's residence
Image: A crowded Gopalapuram, Karunanidhi's residence, in Chennai on Saturday
Everything looks bleak for BJP right now
Image: A deserted BJP office in Chennai on Saturday
A dismal CPI-M
Image: The vacant CPM office in Chennai on Saturday revealed everything
An unforgettable defeat for Vaiko
Naturally, the party is terribly disappointed. The doors of the party office remain closed. The only consolation for the party was Ganeshamurthi's lead over congress's EVKS Elangovan in Erode.
Image: The gates of MDMK's Chennai office remained closed on Saturday