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India's General Election Begins

India’s general election has begun with voters casting ballots in two remote northeastern states. Billed as the world’s largest democratic exercise, the staggered election involving some 815 million voters will conclude in five weeks.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or common man party, chief Arvind Kejriwal sits with supporters at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi after he was slapped by an attacker during his election campaign in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April, 8, 2014. The AAP party
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or common man party, chief Arvind Kejriwal sits with supporters at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi after he was slapped by an attacker during his election campaign in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April, 8, 2014. The AAP party

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or common man party, supporters shouting slogans gather at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi after after their chief Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by an attacker during his election campaign in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April,
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or common man party, supporters shouting slogans gather at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi after after their chief Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by an attacker during his election campaign in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April,

Polling officials carry electronic voting machines to a voting center on the eve of the second phase of Indian parliamentary elections at Senapati, in north eastern Manipur state, India, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. India started the world's largest election M
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Polling officials carry electronic voting machines to a voting center on the eve of the second phase of Indian parliamentary elections at Senapati, in north eastern Manipur state, India, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. India started the world's largest election M

Polling officials check voting materials by candlelight next to electronic voting machines at a voting center on the eve of the second phase of Indian parliamentary elections at Senapati in north eastern Manipur state, India, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. India
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Polling officials check voting materials by candlelight next to electronic voting machines at a voting center on the eve of the second phase of Indian parliamentary elections at Senapati in north eastern Manipur state, India, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. India

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