Election Results Today, India Waits

Updated: May 16, 2014 06:45 IST
Election Results Today, India Waits
Election Results Today, India Waits
India woke early today to brace for the results of the world's largest elections. In Varanasi, posters congratulating Narendra Modi on his victory appeared overnight. Mr Modi, who is contesting the elections from two constituencies one of which is Varanasi, is widely believed to be headed for the post of Prime Minister at the head of a BJP-led government.
Election Results Today, India Waits
A poster outside the BJP headquarters in New Delhi also congratulated Mr Modi in advance.
Election Results Today, India Waits
In Kanpur, a hawan was conducted for Mr Modi.
Election Results Today, India Waits
A banner emblazoned with Mr Modi's face formed the backdrop of the hawan.
Election Results Today, India Waits
In Chennai, security has been ramped up outside the counting centre.
Election Results Today, India Waits
In Bhopal, officials line up at the counting centre.
Election Results Today, India Waits
In Rahul Gandhi's stronghold of Amethi, local police prep for the counting of votes. Amethi is the scene of one of this election's most watched battles, between Mr Gandhi, the BJP's Smriti Irani and AAP's Kumar Vishwas.
Election Results Today, India Waits
Ready and waiting in Nagpur.

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