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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,
  • 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
  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or common man party, supporters shouting slogans gather at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi after their chief Arvind Kejriwal, was slapped by an attacker during his election campaign in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April, 8, 20
  • A Kashmiri activist of the National Conference party shouts slogans at an election rally on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday,
  • An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as National Conference party leader Farooq Abdullah speaks during an election rally on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day o
  • A polling official, center, carries an electronic voting machine as he and security personnel wait for vehicles to go to respective polling centers on the eve of the second phase of Indian parliamentary elections at Senapati, in north eastern Manipur stat
  • A security personnel throws his luggage to the top of a bus as they leave for various polling centers on the eve of the second phase of Indian parliamentary elections at Senapati, in north eastern Manipur state, India, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. India starte
  • A security man collects electronic voting machines from an official before putting them inside a truck headed to a polling center on the eve of the second phase of Indian parliamentary elections at Senapati, in north eastern Manipur state, India, Tuesday,
  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or common man party, chief Arvind Kejriwal, center, drinks water as he sits 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. 

India's General Election Begins

Published April 08, 2014

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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