With the last phase of the parliamentary elections coming to a conclusion on Sunday, the high-decibel contest between the ruling BJP party along with its Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the rest of the Opposition came to an end after seven phases of voting.
Election for 542 seats was held in seven phases. Overall around 70 percent polling was recorded in all the phases.
Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha on Sunday told media that people, including women and senior citizens, came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise.
He said polling was by and large peaceful barring some incidents of violence. He added that this year’s general elections were more peaceful as compared to the 2014 edition.
With the completion of the polling process, the fate of 8,049 candidates, who were in fray for 542 Lok Sabha seats has been sealed into the EVMs. Counting of votes for Lok Sabha and assembly elections will be done on Thursday.
Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance is set to secure a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha elections that concluded on Sunday, indicated most of the exit polls released on Sunday. Final results be declared after counting of votes on 23 May.