India Heads To The Polls

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Published on April 11, 2019 - Duration: 00:48s

India Heads To The Polls

MUZAFFARNAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indians turned out in big numbers to vote in the first phase of a mammoth general election on Thursday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after campaigning on his national security record amid tensions with rival Pakistan.

A woman casts her vote as her relative speaks on his phone at a polling station during the first phase of general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 11, 2019.

REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta Reuters reporters saw long queues outside many polling stations.

The Election Commission said voters were also turning out in large numbers in an eastern district where Maoist insurgents were blamed for a bomb attack on Tuesday, which killed a state legislator from Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and four security officials.

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