AKIPRESS.COM - Indians have begun voting in the first phase of a general election that is being seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BBC reports.
Tens of millions of Indians across 20 states and union territories will cast their votes in 91 constituencies.
The seven-phase vote to elect a new lower house of parliament will continue until 19 May. Counting day is 23 May.
With 900 million eligible voters across the country, this is the largest election ever seen.