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India Votes: Scenes from first phase of polling

Scores of people stepped out to vote in the Lok Sabha elections of 2019. Our cameraman captures sights from polling stations in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

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Arun Kumar | April 11, 2019 | Delhi


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Photos: Arun Kumar
Photos: Arun Kumar

The world's largest democracy goes to vote this summer. Polls are taking place in India's 543 constituencies from April 11 to May 19, in seven phases.The first phase of polling on April 11 saw 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 20 states and UTs voting to choose their respective representatives in the lower house of Parliament.

In Muzaffarnagar, in western Uttar Pradesh, votes are likely to be split between the BJP’s Jat candidate Sanjeev Balyan, the sitting MP, and the RLD (Rashtriya Lok Dal) candidate, Ajit Singh, who is also a Jat. Jats form about one third of Muzaffarnagar’s population, the Dalits constitute 8-9 percent, and Muslims more than 40 percent.

Scores of people stepped out to vote. Our cameraman captures sights from polling stations in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. 









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