As the world's biggest democracy is waiting to know the 2014 Lok Sabha poll verdict, Google has saluted the Indian parliamentary election on Friday with its new doodle on the home page.
The search engine giant has come up with a doodle to mark the counting day of India's 2014 Lok Sabha elections, which sends out a simple, but powerful message. Google has put up its usual logo with a change in the letter "L." It is represented by a left hand with an ink mark on the index finger, signifying that the vote has been caste.
The 2014 Lok Sabha polls took place in nine phases in the last two months and recorded the highest voter turnout ever at 66.4 percent. More than 55 crore people voted in the elections, which will decide the fate of 8,202 candidates, according to IBNLive.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are seen as the favourites to win the Lok Sabha polls with maximum number of seats. For a political party to form a government, it has to win 272 seats in the elections.
Several exit polls have already predicted a win for the BJP-led national democratic alliance (NDA).
The counting for the polls has begun and early trends have suggested that NDA is leading way ahead of the Congress-led united progressive alliance (UPA). The counting is being held at 989 counting centres and the complete election results are likely to be available by 5 p.m. However, by afternoon, there will be a clear picture as to who would play the major role in the 16th Lok Sabha.