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.
In a statement, the ministry said it has asked the states and UTs to maintain law and order, peace and public tranquillity.
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.
This statement from Irani comes ahead of counting of votes tomorrow. Irani has contested against Rahul Gandhi in the Amethi Lok Sabha seat, which went to the polls on May 6.
The electoral body had earlier ordered re-polling at the polling booth of Amritsar Parliamentary constituency due to negligence during the polling process.
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".
As per the figures released by the Election Commission here, the overall turnout for female voters stood at 59.92 per cent as against 55.26 per cent for men.
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.
North Goa Collector R Menaka said a report on the BJP complaint would be submitted to the CEO by Saturday evening.
Denying claims that a sense of fear prevails in the BJP, he said stories of no other senior leader apart from Modi and Shah are allowed to speak their mind are "fabricated".
Sitting BJP MP Nishikant Dubey is facing the heat of such unrest this time, with his rival JVM candidate Pradeep Yadav leading the protests.
Farmers say election after election, politicians have come and promised a small bridge to ease their troubles. It never materialized.