Congress party candidate from New Delhi parliamentary constituency, Ajay Maken asserted that Rahul Gandhi will be the next prime minister of the country. Speaking to ANI, he said, "The results will be definitely in favour of Congress. We are expecting that Congress will win and form the government. Rahul Gandhi will be the next PM. The fight in Delhi is between BJP and Congress." Pitted against Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Meenakashi Lekhi, Maken is eyeing to wrestle back the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat, which he lost to Lekhi in 2014 general elections. On the other hand, Meenakashi Lekhi slammed opposition for questioning Electronic Voting Machines. She said, "The opposition parties are nervous and that's why they are questioning the EVMs. These voting machines led to victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi assembly elections, of Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh elections and Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal polls." The counting of votes in 542 Lok Sabha constituencies began on Thursday amidst tight security, capping a two-month long election process, which witnessed high-octane campaigning and charges of tampering EVMs and violations of the Model Code of Conduct.