Voters in north India cast their ballots on Sunday in the second-to-last round of a seven-phase general election.
More than 100 million people are eligible to vote in the sixth phase of the 39-day-long poll.
The opposition parties have begun negotiations over a post-election alliance as signs are Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be losing ground.
Votes will be counted on May 23.
BJP Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a diverse group of opposition parties seeking to deny him a second term.
The main opposition Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, the main issues in the election were unemployment, distress in the countryside.
He said, Narendra Modi used hatred to win in the elections and they used love and love is going to win.
Some voters said they were backing Modi because of his tough stand on security.
Political analysts say concern about unemployment, crop prices, plight of farmers, demonetisation of bank notes and a new sales tax could be decisive in determining the make-up of the next government.