Voting Begins in Gujarat

Voting Begins in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Polling began in Gujarat on Sunday morning for the first phase of the two-phase local body elections to pick four candidates each in 572 municipal wards.

An Indian polling officer marks a voter's finger with ink at a polling station in Guwahati, the capital of the northeastern state of Assam on April 24, 2014. India's 814-million-strong electorate is voting in the world's biggest election which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest.  AFP PHOTO/Biju BORO

Nearly a crore of the population is eligible to exercise their vote in the first phase that will see polling in city municipal corporation areas out of eight other bodies in Gujarat.

Voting began at 8.00 a.m. at 13,000 polling stations in the state secured by policemen aided by central reserve police teams.

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