Counting of votes for the 543 Lok Sabha seats will be taken up on May 16 and most results are expected by that evening.
There was despondency in the ranks of the UPA here on Tuesday, with exit polls indicating that the NDA would score a comfortable win in the state’s 48 parliamentary seats.
According to official sources, the paramilitary staff will be deployed inside the counting centres while Delhi Police will keep a watch outside.
Narendra Modi on course to be India’s next prime minister
After the brouhaha over Narendra Modi’s marital status, now his caste has kicked up a row.
In a video message, Modi spoke about how the voters in the previous phases of polling had exercised their franchise in large numbers and and urged voters in the 41 constituencies voting on Monday to do the same.
District Magistrate and Returning Officer Pranjal Yadav told reporters that the FIR had been filed against Rai on the instructions of the Election Commission.
Varanasi in focus as millions turn up for last phase of parliamentary elections.
The Obama administration started mending fences in February, when, for the first time in Modi’s decade-long tenure as the top official in Gujarat state, the US ambassador met with him.
C-Voter predicts 289 seats for the National Democratic Alliance headed by the BJP, with just 101 seats for the alliance led by the Congress party.