Indian elections: Everything you need to know in two minutes
7 April 2014 Last updated at 00:15 BST
India's 2014 general election is the biggest democratic exercise in history.
More than 800 million people in India will cast their electronic ballots over nine phases of voting starting on Monday 7 April.
BBC News tells you all you need to know about the process, the issues and the electorate - in just two minutes.