Apr 7, 2014

When 814m people get out the vote: Indians divided as they head to polls

India's elections begin today, and while no one party is likely to hold power without a coalition, voters are hungry for change. Freelance journalist Alys Francis reports from Delhi.

The world’s largest vote has begun.

India heads to the ballot boxes today for its 16th general election, expected to be a closely fought battle and the most consequential the country has seen since the end of the Emergency years in 1977.

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2 thoughts on “When 814m people get out the vote: Indians divided as they head to polls

  1. Electric Lardyland

    Hmmm, “Indians divided as they head to polls”. Well, it would be a very dull election if they were united.

  2. AR

    Sad that this article has had only a single comment. If ever Oz had the opportunity for a natural ally in 21stC Asia it is (or was) India. Modi is a vicious & unprincipled racist hindoon nationalist – the last time BJP ruled they tried to have Hindi declared the national language,a direct affront to the 3/4 of the population that don not speak it as their mother tongue, preferrng Eng

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