N ew Delhi, MAY 16TH Counting of votes recorded in 1.8 million electronic voting machines or EVMs for the general election 2014 has begun. .
Before a single vote was counted, posters appeared overnight across Varanasi congratulating Modi the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, for his victory. Mr Modi has contested from Varanasi.
Mr Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat, is in Gandhinagar today and is not expected to move out of his residence till results are known. He has also contested from Vadodara in his state.
The long-drawn-out six-week parliamentary election saw a 66 per cent voter turnout, a new record; 55.16 crore people voted.