US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus praised India and its people for carrying out such a massive exercise peacefully, describing it as fascinating.
Justifying the decision, EC officials said there has been no case of mismatch in the past. Also, VVPAT verification before EVM counting could delay the final results further.
Will there be a twist in the tale? History suggests it could happen.
The Election Commission has conducted 113 Assembly elections and three general elections using EVMs.
A vacation bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah made it clear that Singh will not be arrested by the state police till May 28 in connection with around 20 criminal cases.
Gandhi's appeal to workers came a day after opposition parties raised concerns over reports of alleged tampering of EVMs and asked the Election Commission to ensure transparency in counting.
Congress' comments came a day after the Election Commission (EC) decided not to record the dissents put forward by the members of the "full commission".
I still say transparency is important: EC Ashok Lavasa on his dissent against poll body's clean chits to Modi, Shah
As his demand to record his dissent notes in EC's orders was not met, Lavasa recused himself from cases relating to relating to violations of model code of conduct.
Twitter recorded 45.6 million tweets on its platform during a one-month period in the run-up to the polls, registering 1.2 million tweets on the first day of voting.
Actor-turned-BJP politician Ravi Kishan, BJP candidate from Gorakhpur, the citadel of Yogi Adityanath, speaks to Namita Bajpai.
The polling booth number 215 located at Jall Auditorium in Kanchan Bagh area of the city will be having amenities like RO drinking water, kids play zone and safety lockers.
The Election Commission has set up more than 1. 12 lakh polling stations for smooth conduct of polls.
By 1990s, the anchors of this political shift were two Yadavs — Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad — in the two populous and politically significant Hindi-states.
With just a week to go for the announcement of the Lok Sabha poll results, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy expressed confidence that the JDS-Congress combine will win 16 to 18 seats.
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