Voting starts in India election, Modi seeks third term

By Krishn Kaushik, Praveen Paramasivam and Yp Rajesh
Updated April 19 2024 - 10:05pm, first published 10:01pm
Polls have opened in India's national election, which involves almost one billion voters. (AP PHOTO)
Polls have opened in India's national election, which involves almost one billion voters. (AP PHOTO)

A substantial number of Indians have voted in the first phase of the world's largest election as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks a historic third term on the back of issues such as growth, welfare and Hindu nationalism.

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