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#BBCtrending: An alternative guide to the Indian election

11 April 2014 Last updated at 17:05 BST

India's 2014 general election is the biggest democratic exercise in history.

More than 800 million people in India are casting their electronic ballots over nine phases of voting that started on Monday.

BBC Trending spoke to YouTube star Gursimran Khamba - a prominent Indian political satirist - who gives this alternative, and personal, guide to India's front-runners.

Video produced by Benjamin Zand

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