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Category: India elections 2019

Election commission briefs media on completion of phase-1

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Poll workers journey to reach India’s most remote voters

NEW DELHI — The figures involved in India’s general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting machines, 1 million polling booths and 570 special trains for migrant laborers and security personnel. Such numbers convey the scale […]

Money, money, money: the tycoon factor in India’s election

India’s tycoons are playing a pivotal role in the Asian giant’s most expensive election ever, from funding campaigns and tacit endorsements to being hot-button issues themselves. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid has received huge financial backing from corporate India, raising fears about the integrity of the world’s […]

Big numbers turn out for first day of India’s giant election

MUZAFFARNAGAR, India – 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. Reuters reporters saw long queues […]

Modi rides nationalist fervour ahead of election starting on Thursday

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister is rallying his nationalist base as the world’s biggest democracy begins a general election on Thursday, but it has become tighter than anticipated, thanks to dwindling incomes for farmers and scarce jobs. Polls predict Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) alliance will just […]

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