India Sets Seven-Stage Election Process Starting April 19; Modi Seeks Third Term

India is set to hold its national elections starting on April 19th, which will be conducted in seven stages over several weeks. Incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a strong contender for a third term. With 198 million eligible voters, the election is a significant event in the world’s largest democracy. The final polling day will be followed by the results announcement on June 4th. Voters and the opposition party express mixed opinions, with some supporting Modi and others voicing dissatisfaction or concern over various issues, including the treatment of the poor and pollution.

  • India’s national elections to commence on April 19th, held in seven stages.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is favored to win a third term.
  • A total of 198 million people are eligible to vote in the election.
  • Results of the election will be announced on June 4th after approximately six weeks of polling.
  • Voters express a range of opinions, with some supporting Modi and others raising concerns such as unfulfilled promises and pollution.
  • The Congress party, the main opposition, has struggled to gain traction against Modi’s BJP, especially in the northern Hindi belt.
  • Regional parties in southern India have been more successful in resisting the BJP’s dominance.
  • The election is not only significant domestically but also likely to be closely watched internationally.

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