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India election: Largest vote ever with some 814 million people eligible

Indians are set to vote in the world's biggest general election, with the ruling Congress party pitted against the Hindu nationalist BJP opposition.

The nine-phase ballot begins on Monday and concludes on 12 May. Votes will be counted on 16 May.

More than 800 million Indians are eligible to vote in a poll dominated by corruption and high inflation.

Andrew North reports.

  • 06 Apr 2014
  • From the section Asia
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