The fifth and final phase of polls saw polling in 86 constituencies across nine states and two union territories.
As per the Election Commission sources, the final phase saw an estimated 50 per cent voter turnout. West Bengal saw clashes between Communist party of India CPI (M) workers and the Trinamool Congress (TC) workers outside Kolkata before the polling began. Violence in Tamil Nadu has reportedly led to a death.
With only half of the 71.4 crore registered electors exercising their franchise, the country now eagerly awaits the results of the polls.
While the Congress-led UPA is defending the crown, Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA is fighting to move from the opposition into power, as the country expects another hung house.