Huge Turnout for Elections in India

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Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections on Thursday, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states that are essential to the bid by main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) to end the 10-year rule of Congress party.

Nearly 110 million people were eligible to vote in the third phase of the elections in 92 constituencies in 11 of India’s 28 states and three federally administered union territories. The multi phase voting across the world’s largest democracy, runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of Parliament announced May 16. Nationally key issues determining Indian elections include development, inflation and corruption. CCTV’s Shweta Bajaj reports.

Huge Turnout for Elections in India

Huge Turnout for Elections in India

Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections on Thursday, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states that are essential to the bid by main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) to end the 10-year rule of Congress party. Nearly 110 million people were eligible to vote in the third phase of the elections in 92 constituencies in 11 of India's 28 states and three federally administered union territories.CCTV's Shweta Bajaj reports.
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