Ahead of the vote counting for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress party has started a Gayatri havan at its office in Delhi, India Today has reported.
It is a common practice for the parties and candidates to offer prayers before the counting of the votes. However, for Congress, this election is very crucial as the party chief is fighting from two parliamentary constituencies.
In the 2019 LS elections, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is in fray from two Lok Sabha seats, Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Wayanad in Kerala. In Amethi, the Congress president is expected to receive a tough fight from BJP’s Smriti Irani.
The counting for the polls, which were conducted in seven phases across the country, will begin from 8am today (23 May). Initially, the Election Commission (EC) will count the postal ballots after which it will go for the counting of the votes through electronic voting machines.
The final results for the LS elections are expected to come out by the end of the day.