Counting Of Lok Sabha Votes Underway As India Set To Elect New Government

Updated: May 23, 2019 09:15 IST

Counting of votes for the mammoth election that began last month and ended last week began at 8 am. The seven-phase election, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a second term, saw 8,000 candidates fighting for 542 seats.

Counting Of Lok Sabha Votes Underway As India Set To Elect New Government
This is for the first time in a Lok Sabha election results that results of voting machines will be matched with VVPATs or slips generated by paper trail machines. Among the key candidates are PM Modi who fought from Varanasi and Rahul Gandhi, who contested from his stronghold of Amethi and Wayanad in Kerala. This is the first time Mr Gandhi contested more than one seat. 67.11 per cent of the 90.99 crore electors had cast their vote in the polls. Votes will also be counted for the assembly election in four states - Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim - that were held along with the national polls.
Counting Of Lok Sabha Votes Underway As India Set To Elect New Government
Counting of votes for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is underway at Delhi's Siri Fort complex.
Counting Of Lok Sabha Votes Underway As India Set To Elect New Government
Early hours of counting of votes for Lok Sabha Elections from counting centre Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru.
Counting Of Lok Sabha Votes Underway As India Set To Elect New Government
Meanwhile, at a counting centre in Chandigarh. Congress's Pawan Kumar Bansal, BJP's Kirron Kher and AAP's Harmohan Dhawan are contesting from the Lok Sabha seat.
Counting Of Lok Sabha Votes Underway As India Set To Elect New Government
Busy scenes at a counting centre in Bhopal. Congress's Digvijaya Singh and BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur are contesting from the Lok Sabha seat.
Counting Of Lok Sabha Votes Underway As India Set To Elect New Government
Counting of votes underway in Gurdaspur. BJP's Sunny Deol and Congress's Sunil Jakhar are contesting from the seat.

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