India election: Polls close on final day of voting


People wait for casting their votes at a polling booth in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh of India, May 12, 2014. India’s mammoth nine-phase
general elections entered its final phase Monday, with polling being held in 41 parliamentary constituencies across three states.  Polls have closed on the final day of voting in India’s marathon election, with the first exit polls predicting early gains for the opposition BJP. Led by Narendra Modi, the BJP has dominated the campaign but analysts warn exit polls have a mixed record in India, having proved wrong in the past. The result will be announced on May 16.

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