The carnival had begun. The BJP juggernaut
was rolling. For the first time a sitting Prime Minister, albeit a
caretaker one, was filing his nomination from Lucknow. Atal Bihari
Vajpayee was in attendance to file his nomination papers as a Bharatiya
Janata Party candidate for the third time in succession. However,
not before paying obeisance to the gods in a building owned by a local
hotelier in Lucknow. The only discordant note was the complete silence
of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who later in the evening
did not even attend the Prime Minister's tea party. IndiaDecides'
Anirban Roy brings you exclusive pictures of the occassion.
Pics: Anirban Roy