"I congratulate Modi as people have shown their faith in him," AAP leader Yogendra Yadav told reporters here.

He said the defeat of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi and Kumar Vishwas in Amethi was disappointing.

"It was our first election. So we did not think we will sweep... We have got more than one crore votes across the country, and we have made our presence felt," he added.

The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections 2014 begins and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in early trends. The marathon nine-phase voting recorded the highest voter turnout ever at 66.4 percent. Although India's elections are notoriously difficult to predict, exit polls project a win for the BJP-led Nationalist Democratic Alliance (NDA).

(JPN/Agencies)

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