India votes in world's biggest election

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People wait in queue to cast their votes during the first phase of elections in Agartala, in the northeastern state of Tripura, India, Monday, April 7, 2014. India started the world's largest election Monday, with voters in the remote northeast making their way past lush rice paddies and over rickety bamboo bridges to reach the polls. The country's 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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The first Indian voters head to the polls Monday, April 7, 2014, for the world's biggest election, set to sweep the opposition Hindu nationalists to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest.

India's 814-million-strong electorate are forecast to inflict a heavy defeat on the ruling Congress party, in power for 10 years and led by India's famous Gandhi dynasty, after a bad-tempered campaign. (AFP)

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