India starts voting in the world’s largest election as Modi seeks a third term

(19 Apr 2024)
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New Delhi – 17 April 2024
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1. SOUNDBITE (English) Krutika Pathi, Associated Press correspondent:
“The world’s largest democratic election is kicking off in India. 970 million people are eligible to vote over the next six weeks. Now that’s over 10% of the world’s population. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s made Hindu nationalism mainstream over the last 10 years, has got his eyes on a third, straight term. He and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are up against an opposition alliance of many parties, that have come together to take them on.”

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New Delhi – 8 March 2024
2. Mid of crowd of people in Delhi’s popular Chandni Chowk market
3. Mid of crowd of people in Old Delhi

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Ghaziabad – 6 April 2024
4. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigning on top of a vehicle

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New Delhi – 27 March 2024
5. Various of BJP supporters campaigning for BJP candidate Praveen Khandelwal in Chandni Chowk market

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Chennai – 15 April 2024
6. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) candidate Thamizhachi Thangapandian standing on top of moving vehicle, greeting supporters
7. Neon sign of DMK party symbol showing their main members

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New Delhi – 17 April 2024
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Krutika Pathi, Associated Press correspondent:
“The economy is likely to be a key issue for many voters. Under Modi, India’s economy has grown and his supporters say he has helped make India a global power. But at the same time, unemployment is high and so is inflation. Young people are worried that there aren’t enough jobs, and the gap between the rich and poor has grown.”

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New Delhi – 8 March 2024
9. Wide of tourists at India Gate, popular British era war memorial
10. Wide of India’s Presidential Palace (Rasthrapati Bhavan)
11. Mid of people walking in Old Delhi market

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New Delhi – 17 April 2024
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Krutika Pathi, Associated Press correspondent:
“Religion is another key factor. Modi has become popular for blending Hinduism with development. This is something that has really struck a chord with many Hindus, who make up about 80% of India’s population. Meanwhile, Modi’s critics and the opposition say that what’s at stake is India’s democracy itself. Dozens of their politicians are under investigation or in jail, for example.”

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New Delhi – 27 March 2024
13. Man wearing Hindu religious symbol in the form of colored powder on his forehead

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Ghaziabad – 6 April 2024
14. A flag showing Hindu deity Lord Ram and ‘Victory to Lord Ram’ written in Hindi (Jai Shri Ram)

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Chennai – 14 April 2024 
15. Various of supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dancing to drumbeats

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New Delhi – 31st March 2024
16. Wide of Rahul Gandhi, a prominent opposition leader from Indian National Congress Party, speaking on stage in a rally
17. Wide of supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party) attending the rally

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New Delhi – 26 March 2024
18. Wide of Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party) supporter being detained by police in a protest demonstration

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New Delhi – 17 April 2024
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Krutika Pathi, Associated Press correspondent:
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