BJP vice-president Kalraj Mishra offering prayers as counting of votes begins in five states. At this point, someone up there seems to be listening. In early leads, the BJP is doing unexpectedly well in Uttar Pradesh.
Kalraj Mishra praying at his home.
BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain at a dargah in Bhagalpur, Bihar.
Shahnawaz Hussain offers chaadar at the dargah.
The Congress are hoping for divine intervention too. Rita Bahuguna Joshi, president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee, offers prayers at a temple in Lucknow.
Rita Bahuguna Joshi praying.
Congress workers in Delhi perform a yagya at the party headquarters.