Voters in Assam queuing outside polling station
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India elections day one: Long queues in Assam and Tripura

Indians have started voting on day one of the world's biggest election, with the ruling Congress party pitted against the Hindu nationalist BJP opposition.

Voting began in remote Assam and Tripura - an area dotted with plantations growing the world-famous Assam tea.

More than 814 million Indians are eligible to vote in the poll, which made for long queues, as Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 07 Apr 2014
  • From the section India
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