World|politics|April 11, 2019 / 10:15 AM
India's marathon election kicks off

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.

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