Phase 1 general elections begins

Phase 1 general elections begins

Phase 1 general elections begins

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Voting began today in the world’s largest democracy for a gigantic seven-phase national election that ends with results on May 23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a second term in power with a campaign that has revolved largely around national security, along with populist promises of development, farm relief and welfare measures for the poor. At the forefront of the opposition charge is a re-energised Congress led by Rahul Gandhi, who accuses the government of corruption, crony capitalism and suppression. Ninety-one seats across 18 states and two Union territories are voting today. The last day of voting in the six-week polls is May 19.

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