In pictures: Indian General Election 2019

India's mammoth 6-week general election kicks off on April 11


Afp April 11, 2019
An Indian voter stands after casting her vote at a polling station during India's general election in Shahpur near Muzaffarrnagar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

An Indian voter gives her fingerprint as she comes to cast her vote at a polling station during India's general election in Purandudam village, some 140 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP An Indian voter gives her fingerprint as she comes to cast her vote at a polling station during India's general election in Purandudam village, some 140 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

An Indian security personnel stands guard as voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri village, some 140 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP An Indian security personnel stands guard as voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri village, some 140 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Indian voters sit holding umbrellas to protect themselves from heat as they queue to cast their vote at a polling station at a polling station during India's general election in Salna Tea Estate, some 170 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India s northeastern state of Assam on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Indian voters sit holding umbrellas to protect themselves from heat as they queue to cast their vote at a polling station at a polling station during India's general election in Salna Tea Estate, some 170 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India s northeastern state of Assam on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

An Indian policeman stands guard as Indian voters queue to caste their vote at a polling station during India's general electionin in Kawaal village near Muzaffarrnagar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP An Indian policeman stands guard as Indian voters queue to caste their vote at a polling station during India's general electionin in Kawaal village near Muzaffarrnagar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Indian voters stand in a queue to caste their vote at a polling station during India's general electionin in Borgang village, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, India April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Indian voters stand in a queue to caste their vote at a polling station during India's general electionin in Borgang village, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, India April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Indian voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in in Kawaal village near Muzaffarrnagar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Indian voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in in Kawaal village near Muzaffarrnagar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

A women gets her finger inked before casting her vote at a polling station during India's general election in Mawiong Umjapung, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP A women gets her finger inked before casting her vote at a polling station during India's general election in Mawiong Umjapung, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Indian citizens of Masaladanga enclave queue up to cast their vote at a polling station in Cooch Behar district on April 11, 2019, during the first phase of general election in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. PHOTO: AFP Indian citizens of Masaladanga enclave queue up to cast their vote at a polling station in Cooch Behar district on April 11, 2019, during the first phase of general election in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. PHOTO: AFP

Indian voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri, some 155 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Indian voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri, some 155 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

An Indian woman casts her vote at a polling station during India's general election in Salna Tea Estate, some 170 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP An Indian woman casts her vote at a polling station during India's general election in Salna Tea Estate, some 170 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Indian voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Agartala, the capital of northeastern state of Tripura, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Indian voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Agartala, the capital of northeastern state of Tripura, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

People register to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Hyderabad on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP People register to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Hyderabad on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

An Indian woman casts her vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri, some 155 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India s northeastern state of Assam, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP An Indian woman casts her vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri, some 155 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India s northeastern state of Assam, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Indian voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri, some 155 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India s northeastern state of Assam, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Indian voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri, some 155 km from Guwahati, the capital city of India s northeastern state of Assam, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Indian women walk back after casting their vote at a polling station during the India's general election in Kawaal village near Muzaffarnagar, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Indian women walk back after casting their vote at a polling station during the India's general election in Kawaal village near Muzaffarnagar, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

A man in a wheelchair arrives at a polling station to vote during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP A man in a wheelchair arrives at a polling station to vote during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

A polling officer marks the finger of Indian lambadi tribeswomen before they vote at a polling station during India's general election at Pedda Shapur village on the outskirts of Hyderabad on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP A polling officer marks the finger of Indian lambadi tribeswomen before they vote at a polling station during India's general election at Pedda Shapur village on the outskirts of Hyderabad on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

A Catholic nun is assisted as she leaves a polling station after voting during India's general election in Hyderabad on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP A Catholic nun is assisted as she leaves a polling station after voting during India's general election in Hyderabad on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

People line up to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP People line up to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Our Publications

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ