The seventh phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections concluded on Wednesday after much political drama and fanfare. The seven states and two union territory saw some of the big guns of Indian politics in the fray including Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, LK Advani and Rajnath Singh.
Stakes were also high for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab which has four seats and is locked in a bitter contest with Congress.
However, it was the enthusiastic voter turnout that took the cake with over 81% polling in West Bengal.
Narendra Modi's Gujarat saw upto 62% polling with Modi himself creating waves and controversies with his selfies and press conference at the polling station. However, it wasn't so favourable to the BJP's prime ministerial candidate as the Election Commission asked Gujarat administration to file FIR against him for violation of poll codes.
Barring minor incidents, balloting was on peacefully amid tight security at 30,574 polling booths across 10 districts of Telangana including Hyderabad.
The seven constituencies of Bihar saw a moderate 58 %, while Uttar Pradesh was around 57%.