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The Big Battle: Election 2014

<p>A security officer sits on top of a polling station as voters up to cast their votes at Wadipora in Kupwara district, north of Srinagar May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

A security officer sits on top of a polling station as voters up to cast their votes at Wadipora in Kupwara district, north of Srinagar May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A security officer sits on top of a polling station as voters up to cast their votes at Wadipora in Kupwara district, north of Srinagar May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A Hindu holy man casts his vote at a polling station at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A Hindu holy man casts his vote at a polling station at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A Hindu holy man casts his vote at a polling station at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Buddhist monks wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Ladakh May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Buddhist monks wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Ladakh May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Buddhist monks wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Ladakh May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A voter looks on as he casts his vote at a polling station in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Babu</p>

A voter looks on as he casts his vote at a polling station in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

A voter looks on as he casts his vote at a polling station in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>A policeman throws a stone towards Kashmiri protesters during an anti-election protest in Baramulla district, north of Srinagar May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

A policeman throws a stone towards Kashmiri protesters during an anti-election protest in Baramulla district, north of Srinagar May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A policeman throws a stone towards Kashmiri protesters during an anti-election protest in Baramulla district, north of Srinagar May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Police inspect the site of a bomb explosion outside a polling station at Palhalan in Baramulla district, north of Srinagar May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

Police inspect the site of a bomb explosion outside a polling station at Palhalan in Baramulla district, north of Srinagar May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Police inspect the site of a bomb explosion outside a polling station at Palhalan in Baramulla district, north of Srinagar May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Polling officials demonstrate to residents how to use an electronic voting machine during an awareness program at a red-light area in Kolkata May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Polling officials demonstrate to residents how to use an electronic voting machine during an awareness program at a red-light area in Kolkata May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Polling officials demonstrate to residents how to use an electronic voting machine during an awareness program at a red-light area in Kolkata May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Polling officials check electronic voting machines in a truck after collection them at a distribution centre in Allahabad May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

Polling officials check electronic voting machines in a truck after collection them at a distribution centre in Allahabad May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Polling officials check electronic voting machines in a truck after collection them at a distribution centre in Allahabad May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (in white), Congress party vice president, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attend an election campaign rally in Amethi, in Uttar Pradesh May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Rahul Gandhi (in white), Congress party vice president, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attend an election campaign rally in Amethi, in Uttar Pradesh May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Rahul Gandhi (in white), Congress party vice president, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attend an election campaign rally in Amethi, in Uttar Pradesh May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Supporter of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) raise their hands during an election campaign rally being addressed by Farooq Abdullah, the president and a candidate of NC, in Handwara, north of Srinagar, May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

Supporter of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) raise their hands during an election campaign rally being addressed by Farooq Abdullah, the president and a candidate of NC, in Handwara, north of Srinagar, May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail more

Supporter of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) raise their hands during an election campaign rally being addressed by Farooq Abdullah, the president and a candidate of NC, in Handwara, north of Srinagar, May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (C), vice president of India's ruling Congress party, leaves after addressing an election campaign rally in Allahabad May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

Rahul Gandhi (C), vice president of India's ruling Congress party, leaves after addressing an election campaign rally in Allahabad May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Rahul Gandhi (C), vice president of India's ruling Congress party, leaves after addressing an election campaign rally in Allahabad May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>A supporter of Sajjad Gani Lone, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference, dances during an election campaign rally addressed by Lone at Langate, north of Srinagar, May 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

A supporter of Sajjad Gani Lone, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference, dances during an election campaign rally addressed by Lone at Langate, north of Srinagar, May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A supporter of Sajjad Gani Lone, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference, dances during an election campaign rally addressed by Lone at Langate, north of Srinagar, May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), takes a "selfie" with a mobile phone after casting his vote at a polling station during the seventh phase of India's general election in Ahmedabad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), takes a "selfie" with a mobile phone after casting his vote at a polling station during the seventh phase of India's general election in Ahmedabad April 30, 2014....more

Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), takes a "selfie" with a mobile phone after casting his vote at a polling station during the seventh phase of India's general election in Ahmedabad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>DateHindu saints stand in line to cast their votes at a polling station in Ahmedabad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

DateHindu saints stand in line to cast their votes at a polling station in Ahmedabad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

DateHindu saints stand in line to cast their votes at a polling station in Ahmedabad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A tribal woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling centre during the seventh phase of India's general election, in Rangareddy district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A tribal woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling centre during the seventh phase of India's general election, in Rangareddy district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A tribal woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling centre during the seventh phase of India's general election, in Rangareddy district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A tribal woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling centre during the seventh phase of India's general election, in Rangareddy district in Andhra Pradesh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A tribal woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling centre during the seventh phase of India's general election, in Rangareddy district in Andhra Pradesh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A tribal woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling centre during the seventh phase of India's general election, in Rangareddy district in Andhra Pradesh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), casts his vote at a polling station during the seventh phase of India's general election in Ahmedabad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), casts his vote at a polling station during the seventh phase of India's general election in Ahmedabad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer more

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), casts his vote at a polling station during the seventh phase of India's general election in Ahmedabad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>An Indian security personnel stands guard next to polling agents inside a polling station at Howrah district in West Bengal April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

An Indian security personnel stands guard next to polling agents inside a polling station at Howrah district in West Bengal April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An Indian security personnel stands guard next to polling agents inside a polling station at Howrah district in West Bengal April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the seventh phase of general election, in Rangareddy district in Andhra Pradesh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the seventh phase of general election, in Rangareddy district in Andhra Pradesh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the seventh phase of general election, in Rangareddy district in Andhra Pradesh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Workers carry electronic voting machines (EVM) at an election material distribution centre ahead of the seventh phase of the general election at Howrah district in West Bengal April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Workers carry electronic voting machines (EVM) at an election material distribution centre ahead of the seventh phase of the general election at Howrah district in West Bengal April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Workers carry electronic voting machines (EVM) at an election material distribution centre ahead of the seventh phase of the general election at Howrah district in West Bengal April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>People including Sadhus or Hindu holy men line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

People including Sadhus or Hindu holy men line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

People including Sadhus or Hindu holy men line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh April 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Women line up beside a stray dog to cast their vote outside a polling station in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh April 24, 2014. EUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Women line up beside a stray dog to cast their vote outside a polling station in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh April 24, 2014. EUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Women line up beside a stray dog to cast their vote outside a polling station in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh April 24, 2014. EUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station at Chaksu village in Rajasthan April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma</p>

A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station at Chaksu village in Rajasthan April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma

A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station at Chaksu village in Rajasthan April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma

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<p>A supporter of India's ruling Congress party laughs as he listens to a speech by chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi (not pictured) during an election rally in Gujarat April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A supporter of India's ruling Congress party laughs as he listens to a speech by chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi (not pictured) during an election rally in Gujarat April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter of India's ruling Congress party laughs as he listens to a speech by chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi (not pictured) during an election rally in Gujarat April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters as he arrives to file his nomination papers for the general elections in Varanasi April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters as he arrives to file his nomination papers for the general elections in Varanasi April 24, 2014....more

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters as he arrives to file his nomination papers for the general elections in Varanasi April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A supporter of India's ruling Congress party raises his hand as he listens to Rahul Gandhi (not pictured), Congress party's vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, during an election campaign rally in Mathura April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A supporter of India's ruling Congress party raises his hand as he listens to Rahul Gandhi (not pictured), Congress party's vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, during an election campaign rally in Mathura April 22, 2014....more

A supporter of India's ruling Congress party raises his hand as he listens to Rahul Gandhi (not pictured), Congress party's vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, during an election campaign rally in Mathura April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, adjusts her flower garlands as she campaigns for her mother during an election meeting at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh April 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Pawan Kumar</p>

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, adjusts her flower garlands as she campaigns for her mother during an election meeting at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, adjusts her flower garlands as she campaigns for her mother during an election meeting at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

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<p>Supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), climb over the poles of a temporary tent to get a glimpse of Modi during an election campaign rally at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh April 21, 2014. REUTERS/K. K. Arora</p>

Supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), climb over the poles of a temporary tent to get a glimpse of Modi during an election campaign rally at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh April 21,...more

Supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), climb over the poles of a temporary tent to get a glimpse of Modi during an election campaign rally at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh April 21, 2014. REUTERS/K. K. Arora

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<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), gestures at the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, revered by many in Maharashtra as a Hindu warrior king, during an election campaign rally in Mumbai April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), gestures at the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, revered by many in Maharashtra as a Hindu warrior king, during an election campaign...more

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), gestures at the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, revered by many in Maharashtra as a Hindu warrior king, during an election campaign rally in Mumbai April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A supporter of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party shout slogans during an election campaign rally addressed by Kashmir's chief minister Omar Abdullah (unseen), at Duroo, south of Srinagar April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

A supporter of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party shout slogans during an election campaign rally addressed by Kashmir's chief minister Omar Abdullah (unseen), at Duroo, south of Srinagar April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A supporter of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party shout slogans during an election campaign rally addressed by Kashmir's chief minister Omar Abdullah (unseen), at Duroo, south of Srinagar April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A leader of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lal Krishna Advani addresses his supporters during an election campaign in front of his portrait along with the portrait of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (C), in Ahmedabad April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A leader of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lal Krishna Advani addresses his supporters during an election campaign in front of his portrait along with the portrait of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (C), in...more

A leader of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lal Krishna Advani addresses his supporters during an election campaign in front of his portrait along with the portrait of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (C), in Ahmedabad April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Supporters of Congress party attend an election campaign rally in Mumbai April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Supporters of Congress party attend an election campaign rally in Mumbai April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Supporters of Congress party attend an election campaign rally in Mumbai April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (C), Congress party Vice President, holds up a giant traditional Assamese hat called a "japi", presented to him by party members during an election campaign rally in Nagaon in Assam April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

Rahul Gandhi (C), Congress party Vice President, holds up a giant traditional Assamese hat called a "japi", presented to him by party members during an election campaign rally in Nagaon in Assam April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

Rahul Gandhi (C), Congress party Vice President, holds up a giant traditional Assamese hat called a "japi", presented to him by party members during an election campaign rally in Nagaon in Assam April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>Sonia Gandhi, chief of ruling Congress party, offers prayers inside a temple before addressing an election campaign rally in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Sonia Gandhi, chief of ruling Congress party, offers prayers inside a temple before addressing an election campaign rally in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Sonia Gandhi, chief of ruling Congress party, offers prayers inside a temple before addressing an election campaign rally in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu state and chief of Anna Dravida Munetra Khazhgam (AIADMK), addresses her party supporters atop a vehicle during an election campaign rally in Chennai April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Babu</p>

J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu state and chief of Anna Dravida Munetra Khazhgam (AIADMK), addresses her party supporters atop a vehicle during an election campaign rally in Chennai April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu state and chief of Anna Dravida Munetra Khazhgam (AIADMK), addresses her party supporters atop a vehicle during an election campaign rally in Chennai April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C), the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), plays a dhol, a musical instrument, during an election campaign rally in Mangaldoi in Assam April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C), the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), plays a dhol, a musical instrument, during an election campaign rally in Mangaldoi in Assam April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C), the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), plays a dhol, a musical instrument, during an election campaign rally in Mangaldoi in Assam April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Mayawati (2nd L), chief of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), receives a model of an elephant, the BSP's electoral symbol, presented to her by her party's candidate Yogesh Divedi during an election campaign rally in Mathura April 18, 2014. REUTERS/K.K. Arora</p>

Mayawati (2nd L), chief of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), receives a model of an elephant, the BSP's electoral symbol, presented to her by her party's candidate Yogesh Divedi during an election campaign rally in Mathura April 18, 2014. REUTERS/K.K....more

Mayawati (2nd L), chief of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), receives a model of an elephant, the BSP's electoral symbol, presented to her by her party's candidate Yogesh Divedi during an election campaign rally in Mathura April 18, 2014. REUTERS/K.K. Arora

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<p>People cross the Chenab river on a trolley tied to wires to cast their vote at Harshi village in Doda district, north of Jammu, April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

People cross the Chenab river on a trolley tied to wires to cast their vote at Harshi village in Doda district, north of Jammu, April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

People cross the Chenab river on a trolley tied to wires to cast their vote at Harshi village in Doda district, north of Jammu, April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A woman casts her vote as others watch inside a polling station in Ajmer district in Rajasthan April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A woman casts her vote as others watch inside a polling station in Ajmer district in Rajasthan April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A woman casts her vote as others watch inside a polling station in Ajmer district in Rajasthan April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (in brown coat) prepares to shake hands with his supporters through a temporary tent after an election campaign by Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party in Qazigund, south of Srinagar April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (in brown coat) prepares to shake hands with his supporters through a temporary tent after an election campaign by Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party in Qazigund, south of Srinagar April 16, 2014....more

Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (in brown coat) prepares to shake hands with his supporters through a temporary tent after an election campaign by Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party in Qazigund, south of Srinagar April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Supporters of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party cross a bridge after attending an election campaign by Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (not pictured) in Qazigund, south of Srinagar April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

Supporters of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party cross a bridge after attending an election campaign by Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (not pictured) in Qazigund, south of Srinagar April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Supporters of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party cross a bridge after attending an election campaign by Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (not pictured) in Qazigund, south of Srinagar April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A visitor walks next to a sand sculpture on elections made by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik at a beach at Puri in Odisha April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A visitor walks next to a sand sculpture on elections made by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik at a beach at Puri in Odisha April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A visitor walks next to a sand sculpture on elections made by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik at a beach at Puri in Odisha April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Delhi's former chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal (C), surrounded by security personnel, arrives at a railway station for general election campaigning at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Delhi's former chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal (C), surrounded by security personnel, arrives at a railway station for general election campaigning at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Delhi's former chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal (C), surrounded by security personnel, arrives at a railway station for general election campaigning at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Supporters of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party attend an election campaign ahead of the fifth phase of India's general election in Pulwama April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

Supporters of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party attend an election campaign ahead of the fifth phase of India's general election in Pulwama April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Supporters of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party attend an election campaign ahead of the fifth phase of India's general election in Pulwama April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Arun Jaitley, a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), greets his party's supporters as he arrives to attend an election campaign rally in his constituency in Amritsar April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Munish Sharma</p>

Arun Jaitley, a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), greets his party's supporters as he arrives to attend an election campaign rally in his constituency in Amritsar April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

Arun Jaitley, a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), greets his party's supporters as he arrives to attend an election campaign rally in his constituency in Amritsar April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

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<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), shakes hand with film star Rajinikanth (L) before addressing an election campaign rally in Chennai April 13, 2014. REUTERS/Babu</p>

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), shakes hand with film star Rajinikanth (L) before addressing an election campaign rally in Chennai April 13, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), shakes hand with film star Rajinikanth (L) before addressing an election campaign rally in Chennai April 13, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>An Indian tribal woman carries her baby while casting her vote at a polling station at Putsari village in Assam April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

An Indian tribal woman carries her baby while casting her vote at a polling station at Putsari village in Assam April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

An Indian tribal woman carries her baby while casting her vote at a polling station at Putsari village in Assam April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>A man carries his grandmother to a polling station to vote at Dhalai district in Tripura April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey</p>

A man carries his grandmother to a polling station to vote at Dhalai district in Tripura April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A man carries his grandmother to a polling station to vote at Dhalai district in Tripura April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (in white), Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are showered with rose petals by their supporters upon Rahul's arrival to file his nomination for the general election at Amethi, in Uttar Pradesh April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar</p>

Rahul Gandhi (in white), Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are showered with rose petals by their supporters upon Rahul's arrival to file his nomination for the general election...more

Rahul Gandhi (in white), Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are showered with rose petals by their supporters upon Rahul's arrival to file his nomination for the general election at Amethi, in Uttar Pradesh April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (in white), the ruling Congress party's vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are showered with rose petals by their supporters upon his arrival to file his nomination for the general election, in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar</p>

Rahul Gandhi (in white), the ruling Congress party's vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are showered with rose petals by their supporters upon his arrival to file his nomination for the general...more

Rahul Gandhi (in white), the ruling Congress party's vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are showered with rose petals by their supporters upon his arrival to file his nomination for the general election, in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

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<p>A hand rickshaw puller waits for passengers in front of a graffiti party symbol of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kolkata April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A hand rickshaw puller waits for passengers in front of a graffiti party symbol of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kolkata April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A hand rickshaw puller waits for passengers in front of a graffiti party symbol of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kolkata April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Gaurav Sharma, an independent candidate also known as the Indian Spider-Man, climbs a residential building during an election campaign in Mumbai April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Gaurav Sharma, an independent candidate also known as the Indian Spider-Man, climbs a residential building during an election campaign in Mumbai April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Gaurav Sharma, an independent candidate also known as the Indian Spider-Man, climbs a residential building during an election campaign in Mumbai April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Vijay Mathur</p>

Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Vijay Mathur

Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Vijay Mathur

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<p>Rahul Gandhi, vice president of India's ruling Congress party, shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote at a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Rahul Gandhi, vice president of India's ruling Congress party, shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote at a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rahul Gandhi, vice president of India's ruling Congress party, shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote at a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Sonia Gandhi (2nd L), chief of India's ruling Congress party, arrives to cast her vote at a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Vijay Mathur</p>

Sonia Gandhi (2nd L), chief of India's ruling Congress party, arrives to cast her vote at a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Vijay Mathur

Sonia Gandhi (2nd L), chief of India's ruling Congress party, arrives to cast her vote at a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Vijay Mathur

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<p>Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (R), daughter of India's ruling Congress party Chief Sonia Gandhi, and her husband Robert Vadra leave after casting their vote at a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (R), daughter of India's ruling Congress party Chief Sonia Gandhi, and her husband Robert Vadra leave after casting their vote at a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (R), daughter of India's ruling Congress party Chief Sonia Gandhi, and her husband Robert Vadra leave after casting their vote at a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Muslim women leave a polling station after casting their votes for the general election at Shahpur, in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Muslim women leave a polling station after casting their votes for the general election at Shahpur, in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Muslim women leave a polling station after casting their votes for the general election at Shahpur, in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Nuns smile as they wait in a line to cast their votes for the general election outside a polling station in Kochi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V</p>

Nuns smile as they wait in a line to cast their votes for the general election outside a polling station in Kochi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Nuns smile as they wait in a line to cast their votes for the general election outside a polling station in Kochi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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<p>Muslim men, who were displaced by deadly religious strife last year, wait to cast their vote for the general election outside a polling station in Parla village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Muslim men, who were displaced by deadly religious strife last year, wait to cast their vote for the general election outside a polling station in Parla village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee more

Muslim men, who were displaced by deadly religious strife last year, wait to cast their vote for the general election outside a polling station in Parla village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A man shows his ink marked finger after casting his vote for the general election outside a polling station in Parla village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A man shows his ink marked finger after casting his vote for the general election outside a polling station in Parla village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A man shows his ink marked finger after casting his vote for the general election outside a polling station in Parla village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Muslim women, who were displaced by deadly religious strife last year, stand in a queue to cast their votes for the general election at a polling station in Palra village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Muslim women, who were displaced by deadly religious strife last year, stand in a queue to cast their votes for the general election at a polling station in Palra village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito...more

Muslim women, who were displaced by deadly religious strife last year, stand in a queue to cast their votes for the general election at a polling station in Palra village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Tribal Indian women stand in a queue to cast their votes for the general election at a polling station in Kandhamal district in Odisha April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Tribal Indian women stand in a queue to cast their votes for the general election at a polling station in Kandhamal district in Odisha April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Tribal Indian women stand in a queue to cast their votes for the general election at a polling station in Kandhamal district in Odisha April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Tribal Indian women with their children stand in a queue to cast their votes for the general election at a polling station in Kandhamal district in Odisha April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Tribal Indian women with their children stand in a queue to cast their votes for the general election at a polling station in Kandhamal district in Odisha April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Tribal Indian women with their children stand in a queue to cast their votes for the general election at a polling station in Kandhamal district in Odisha April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Voters wait for a bus to reach to a polling station to cast their vote for the general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Voters wait for a bus to reach to a polling station to cast their vote for the general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Voters wait for a bus to reach to a polling station to cast their vote for the general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A supporter holds a cut-out symbol of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party for its candidate Sudip Bandyopadhyay ahead of the third phase of the general election in Kolkata April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A supporter holds a cut-out symbol of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party for its candidate Sudip Bandyopadhyay ahead of the third phase of the general election in Kolkata April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A supporter holds a cut-out symbol of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party for its candidate Sudip Bandyopadhyay ahead of the third phase of the general election in Kolkata April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Jyoti Amge, 20, a first time voter, shows her voting card as she arrives to cast her vote in Nagpur April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Jyoti Amge, 20, a first time voter, shows her voting card as she arrives to cast her vote in Nagpur April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Jyoti Amge, 20, a first time voter, shows her voting card as she arrives to cast her vote in Nagpur April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote outside a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote outside a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote outside a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A security personnel stands guard outside a polling station during the general election, in Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A security personnel stands guard outside a polling station during the general election, in Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A security personnel stands guard outside a polling station during the general election, in Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Men stand in a line to cast their vote outside a polling station during the general election, in Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Men stand in a line to cast their vote outside a polling station during the general election, in Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Men stand in a line to cast their vote outside a polling station during the general election, in Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A polling officer (L) checks the voter identification card of a voter at a polling station in Amka village on the outskirts of New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A polling officer (L) checks the voter identification card of a voter at a polling station in Amka village on the outskirts of New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A polling officer (L) checks the voter identification card of a voter at a polling station in Amka village on the outskirts of New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Voters wait for a polling agent (L) to prepare their voter slips for the general election, at a polling station in Bhangel village on the outskirts of New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Voters wait for a polling agent (L) to prepare their voter slips for the general election, at a polling station in Bhangel village on the outskirts of New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Voters wait for a polling agent (L) to prepare their voter slips for the general election, at a polling station in Bhangel village on the outskirts of New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A man leans inside the booth to cast his vote for the general election at a polling station in Amka village on the outskirts of New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A man leans inside the booth to cast his vote for the general election at a polling station in Amka village on the outskirts of New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man leans inside the booth to cast his vote for the general election at a polling station in Amka village on the outskirts of New Delhi April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Police try to hold back supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along a roadside as a cavalcade carrying Modi passes upon his arrival to file nomination papers for the general elections in Vadodara, Gujarat April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Police try to hold back supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along a roadside as a cavalcade carrying Modi passes upon his arrival to file nomination...more

Police try to hold back supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along a roadside as a cavalcade carrying Modi passes upon his arrival to file nomination papers for the general elections in Vadodara, Gujarat April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters as he arrives to file nomination papers for the general elections in Vadodara, Gujarat April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters as he arrives to file nomination papers for the general elections in Vadodara, Gujarat April 9, 2014....more

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters as he arrives to file nomination papers for the general elections in Vadodara, Gujarat April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), signs his nomination papers for the   general elections in Vadodara, Gujarat April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), signs his nomination papers for the general elections in Vadodara, Gujarat April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), signs his nomination papers for the general elections in Vadodara, Gujarat April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A polling official carries an electronic voting machine after collecting it from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of the general election at Kochi city, April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V</p>

A polling official carries an electronic voting machine after collecting it from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of the general election at Kochi city, April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A polling official carries an electronic voting machine after collecting it from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of the general election at Kochi city, April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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<p>Polling officials check electronic voting machines after collection them at a distribution centre for the general election in Chandigarh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ajay Verma</p>

Polling officials check electronic voting machines after collection them at a distribution centre for the general election in Chandigarh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Polling officials check electronic voting machines after collection them at a distribution centre for the general election in Chandigarh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>A polling officer shows the features of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to polling agents at a training centre ahead of the second phase of the general election in Allahabad April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

A polling officer shows the features of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to polling agents at a training centre ahead of the second phase of the general election in Allahabad April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A polling officer shows the features of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to polling agents at a training centre ahead of the second phase of the general election in Allahabad April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>Villagers stand in a line to cast their votes at Sera village in Arunachal Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

Villagers stand in a line to cast their votes at Sera village in Arunachal Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

Villagers stand in a line to cast their votes at Sera village in Arunachal Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>People stand in line to cast their votes at Bomdila town in Arunachal Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

People stand in line to cast their votes at Bomdila town in Arunachal Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

People stand in line to cast their votes at Bomdila town in Arunachal Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>A polling officer carrying her child learns the working of an electronic voting machine (EVM) at a distribution centre, ahead of the second phase of the general election at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A polling officer carrying her child learns the working of an electronic voting machine (EVM) at a distribution centre, ahead of the second phase of the general election at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee more

A polling officer carrying her child learns the working of an electronic voting machine (EVM) at a distribution centre, ahead of the second phase of the general election at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Polling officials sort electronic voting machines (EVM), stationery and documents collected from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of the general election at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Polling officials sort electronic voting machines (EVM), stationery and documents collected from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of the general election at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee more

Polling officials sort electronic voting machines (EVM), stationery and documents collected from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of the general election at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A boy with a bicycle, wearing a cap of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seen, ahead of the second phase of the general election at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A boy with a bicycle, wearing a cap of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seen, ahead of the second phase of the general election at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A boy with a bicycle, wearing a cap of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seen, ahead of the second phase of the general election at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Electoral staff carry electronic voting machines (EVM) to a polling centre at Kaspi village, in Arunachal Pradesh April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

Electoral staff carry electronic voting machines (EVM) to a polling centre at Kaspi village, in Arunachal Pradesh April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

Electoral staff carry electronic voting machines (EVM) to a polling centre at Kaspi village, in Arunachal Pradesh April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>Women arrange the flags of Indian political parties inside their house on the outskirts of Ahmedabad April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Women arrange the flags of Indian political parties inside their house on the outskirts of Ahmedabad April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Women arrange the flags of Indian political parties inside their house on the outskirts of Ahmedabad April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A security personnel stands guard as people line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Nakhrai village in Tinsukia district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A security personnel stands guard as people line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Nakhrai village in Tinsukia district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A security personnel stands guard as people line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Nakhrai village in Tinsukia district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Voters line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Nakhrai village in Tinsukia district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Voters line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Nakhrai village in Tinsukia district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Voters line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Nakhrai village in Tinsukia district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote as others line up to cast their ballot at a polling station in Nakhrai village in Tinsukia district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote as others line up to cast their ballot at a polling station in Nakhrai village in Tinsukia district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote as others line up to cast their ballot at a polling station in Nakhrai village in Tinsukia district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>People line up to cast their vote outside a polling station at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

People line up to cast their vote outside a polling station at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

People line up to cast their vote outside a polling station at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>A woman holds her son as she casts her vote inside a booth at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A woman holds her son as she casts her vote inside a booth at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman holds her son as she casts her vote inside a booth at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Narendra Modi (4th R), the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along with other party leaders hold copies of election manifesto in New Delhi April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Narendra Modi (4th R), the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along with other party leaders hold copies of election manifesto in New Delhi April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Narendra Modi (4th R), the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along with other party leaders hold copies of election manifesto in New Delhi April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A woman adjusts her sari as she walks towards the polling booth to caste her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A woman adjusts her sari as she walks towards the polling booth to caste her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman adjusts her sari as she walks towards the polling booth to caste her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Supporters of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party dance to celebrate after Farooq Abdullah, President of NC, filed his nomination as a candidate in general election in Srinagar April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

Supporters of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party dance to celebrate after Farooq Abdullah, President of NC, filed his nomination as a candidate in general election in Srinagar April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Supporters of Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) party dance to celebrate after Farooq Abdullah, President of NC, filed his nomination as a candidate in general election in Srinagar April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>People wait in line up to vote outside a polling station in Jorhat district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

People wait in line up to vote outside a polling station in Jorhat district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People wait in line up to vote outside a polling station in Jorhat district in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in Assam April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Polling officers stand in queue to collect the election materials at a distribution centre ahead of general elections in Jorhat district, in Assam April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Polling officers stand in queue to collect the election materials at a distribution centre ahead of general elections in Jorhat district, in Assam April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Polling officers stand in queue to collect the election materials at a distribution centre ahead of general elections in Jorhat district, in Assam April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Supporters hold up cut-outs of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party symbol with images of M.K. Stalin, son and heir-apparent of M. Karunanidhi, chief of DMK during a rally ahead of a general election in Chennai April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Babu</p>

Supporters hold up cut-outs of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party symbol with images of M.K. Stalin, son and heir-apparent of M. Karunanidhi, chief of DMK during a rally ahead of a general election in Chennai April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Babu more

Supporters hold up cut-outs of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party symbol with images of M.K. Stalin, son and heir-apparent of M. Karunanidhi, chief of DMK during a rally ahead of a general election in Chennai April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of Congress waves to his party supporters during a rally ahead of general elections in New Delhi April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of Congress waves to his party supporters during a rally ahead of general elections in New Delhi April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of Congress waves to his party supporters during a rally ahead of general elections in New Delhi April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Supporters of Congress cheer as Rahul Gandhi, the party's Vice President addresses a rally ahead of general elections in New Delhi April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Supporters of Congress cheer as Rahul Gandhi, the party's Vice President addresses a rally ahead of general elections in New Delhi April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Supporters of Congress cheer as Rahul Gandhi, the party's Vice President addresses a rally ahead of general elections in New Delhi April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Election officials carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) as security personnel stand guard at a distribution centre ahead of general elections in Jorhat district, in Assam April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Election officials carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) as security personnel stand guard at a distribution centre ahead of general elections in Jorhat district, in Assam April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Election officials carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) as security personnel stand guard at a distribution centre ahead of general elections in Jorhat district, in Assam April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Security personnel deployed on election duty board a ferryboat to reach their assigned polling stations at Nimatighat in Jorhat district, in Assam, April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Security personnel deployed on election duty board a ferryboat to reach their assigned polling stations at Nimatighat in Jorhat district, in Assam, April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Security personnel deployed on election duty board a ferryboat to reach their assigned polling stations at Nimatighat in Jorhat district, in Assam, April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Polling officers travel with security personnel on a ferryboat over Brahmaputra River, to reach their assigned polling stations in Nimatighat, Jorhat district, in Assam April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Polling officers travel with security personnel on a ferryboat over Brahmaputra River, to reach their assigned polling stations in Nimatighat, Jorhat district, in Assam April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Polling officers travel with security personnel on a ferryboat over Brahmaputra River, to reach their assigned polling stations in Nimatighat, Jorhat district, in Assam April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A sand sculpture by sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik (not pictured) depicts parliament house with various parties' election symbols, created to raise awareness among people to cast their votes in the upcoming general election, on a beach in Puri, in Odisha April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A sand sculpture by sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik (not pictured) depicts parliament house with various parties' election symbols, created to raise awareness among people to cast their votes in the upcoming general election, on a beach in Puri, in...more

A sand sculpture by sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik (not pictured) depicts parliament house with various parties' election symbols, created to raise awareness among people to cast their votes in the upcoming general election, on a beach in Puri, in Odisha April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Gaurav Sharma, an independent candidate also known as the Indian Spider-Man, poses as he arrives to file his nomination for the upcoming general election in Mumbai April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Gaurav Sharma, an independent candidate also known as the Indian Spider-Man, poses as he arrives to file his nomination for the upcoming general election in Mumbai April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Gaurav Sharma, an independent candidate also known as the Indian Spider-Man, poses as he arrives to file his nomination for the upcoming general election in Mumbai April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A school girl walks past a wall with graffiti depicting politics ahead of the general election in Kolkata April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A school girl walks past a wall with graffiti depicting politics ahead of the general election in Kolkata April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A school girl walks past a wall with graffiti depicting politics ahead of the general election in Kolkata April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A supporter of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), carries an unwell supporter on his back as they leave after attending a rally in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A supporter of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), carries an unwell supporter on his back as they leave after attending a rally in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi...more

A supporter of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), carries an unwell supporter on his back as they leave after attending a rally in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Commuters walk past a building decorated with portraits of freedom fighters and political leaders, ahead of the country's general election in Kolkata April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Commuters walk past a building decorated with portraits of freedom fighters and political leaders, ahead of the country's general election in Kolkata April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Commuters walk past a building decorated with portraits of freedom fighters and political leaders, ahead of the country's general election in Kolkata April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi (C) and her son and Vice President of Congress Rahul Gandhi (front R) perform a religious ritual before Sonia filed her nomination for the upcoming general election at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi (C) and her son and Vice President of Congress Rahul Gandhi (front R) perform a religious ritual before Sonia filed her nomination for the upcoming general election at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh April 2, 2014....more

Chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi (C) and her son and Vice President of Congress Rahul Gandhi (front R) perform a religious ritual before Sonia filed her nomination for the upcoming general election at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Reang refugees wearing traditional ornaments display their voter cards as they wait to cast their ballots at Thamsapara relief camp in Tripura April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Reang refugees wearing traditional ornaments display their voter cards as they wait to cast their ballots at Thamsapara relief camp in Tripura April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Reang refugees wearing traditional ornaments display their voter cards as they wait to cast their ballots at Thamsapara relief camp in Tripura April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A Reang refugee wearing traditional ornaments displays her voting card as she and others wait to cast their ballots at Thamsapara relief camp in Tripura April 1, 2014. The Reang, also known as Bru, people on Tuesday cast their votes through postal ballots for the lone Lok Sabha seat of Mizoram. In Tripura, more than 30,000 Reang people have been displaced from neighbouring Mizoram by violence involving different tribes. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A Reang refugee wearing traditional ornaments displays her voting card as she and others wait to cast their ballots at Thamsapara relief camp in Tripura April 1, 2014. The Reang, also known as Bru, people on Tuesday cast their votes through postal...more

A Reang refugee wearing traditional ornaments displays her voting card as she and others wait to cast their ballots at Thamsapara relief camp in Tripura April 1, 2014. The Reang, also known as Bru, people on Tuesday cast their votes through postal ballots for the lone Lok Sabha seat of Mizoram. In Tripura, more than 30,000 Reang people have been displaced from neighbouring Mizoram by violence involving different tribes. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Kartik Chandra, 35, a confectioner, makes symbols of different Indian political parties on sweets at a shop ahead of the general election in Kolkata March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Kartik Chandra, 35, a confectioner, makes symbols of different Indian political parties on sweets at a shop ahead of the general election in Kolkata March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Kartik Chandra, 35, a confectioner, makes symbols of different Indian political parties on sweets at a shop ahead of the general election in Kolkata March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (C), Chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi (R) and her son Rahul Gandhi, vice president of the party, hold copies of their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (C), Chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi (R) and her son Rahul Gandhi, vice president of the party, hold copies of their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi March...more

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (C), Chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi (R) and her son Rahul Gandhi, vice president of the party, hold copies of their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Supporters holds up Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party symbols and portraits of party chief M. Karunanidhi during a rally ahead of a general election in Chennai March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Babu</p>

Supporters holds up Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party symbols and portraits of party chief M. Karunanidhi during a rally ahead of a general election in Chennai March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

Supporters holds up Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party symbols and portraits of party chief M. Karunanidhi during a rally ahead of a general election in Chennai March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C), prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat's chief minister, waves as his other party leaders watch during a rally in New Delhi March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C), prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat's chief minister, waves as his other party leaders watch during a rally in New Delhi March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan...more

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C), prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat's chief minister, waves as his other party leaders watch during a rally in New Delhi March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Congress party workers take shelter under a banner during rain and thunder storm before the start of a party meeting being addressed by Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ahead of the 2014 general election in Kolkata March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Congress party workers take shelter under a banner during rain and thunder storm before the start of a party meeting being addressed by Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ahead of the 2014 general...more

Congress party workers take shelter under a banner during rain and thunder storm before the start of a party meeting being addressed by Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ahead of the 2014 general election in Kolkata March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Supporters of J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu and chief of Anna Dravida Munetra Khazhgam (AIADMK), wear masks as they gesture during an election campaign ahead of the general elections in Chennai March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Babu</p>

Supporters of J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu and chief of Anna Dravida Munetra Khazhgam (AIADMK), wear masks as they gesture during an election campaign ahead of the general elections in Chennai March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

Supporters of J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu and chief of Anna Dravida Munetra Khazhgam (AIADMK), wear masks as they gesture during an election campaign ahead of the general elections in Chennai March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>Kashinath Bagh, 52, a worker ties cut-outs of a lotus after painting them at a workshop ahead of general elections in Kolkata March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Kashinath Bagh, 52, a worker ties cut-outs of a lotus after painting them at a workshop ahead of general elections in Kolkata March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Kashinath Bagh, 52, a worker ties cut-outs of a lotus after painting them at a workshop ahead of general elections in Kolkata March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (C), ruling Congress party Vice President and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, gestures to his party workers before addressing a rally ahead of the 2014 general elections at Balasinor town in Gujarat March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Rahul Gandhi (C), ruling Congress party Vice President and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, gestures to his party workers before addressing a rally ahead of the 2014 general elections at Balasinor town in Gujarat March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave more

Rahul Gandhi (C), ruling Congress party Vice President and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, gestures to his party workers before addressing a rally ahead of the 2014 general elections at Balasinor town in Gujarat March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A supporter wipes the face of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi's former chief minister, during a public meeting with his supporters before the 2014 general elections in Ahmedabad March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A supporter wipes the face of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi's former chief minister, during a public meeting with his supporters before the 2014 general elections in Ahmedabad March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter wipes the face of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi's former chief minister, during a public meeting with his supporters before the 2014 general elections in Ahmedabad March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath (C) listens to a reporter's question during a news conference to announce election dates, in New Delhi March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath (C) listens to a reporter's question during a news conference to announce election dates, in New Delhi March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath (C) listens to a reporter's question during a news conference to announce election dates, in New Delhi March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clash during a protest outside the office of BJP in Lucknow March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clash during a protest outside the office of BJP in Lucknow March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clash during a protest outside the office of BJP in Lucknow March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (R), ruling Congress party Vice President and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, attends an interactive session with the rickshaw pullers ahead of the 2014 general elections in Varanasi March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

Rahul Gandhi (R), ruling Congress party Vice President and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, attends an interactive session with the rickshaw pullers ahead of the 2014 general elections in Varanasi March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Rahul Gandhi (R), ruling Congress party Vice President and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, attends an interactive session with the rickshaw pullers ahead of the 2014 general elections in Varanasi March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (C), ruling Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, surrounded by his security personnel, crosses over a barricade after meeting villagers who were waiting to see him during a road show ahead of the 2014 general elections at Nagaon in Assam February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files</p>

Rahul Gandhi (C), ruling Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, surrounded by his security personnel, crosses over a barricade after meeting villagers who were waiting to see him during a road show ahead of the 2014...more

Rahul Gandhi (C), ruling Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, surrounded by his security personnel, crosses over a barricade after meeting villagers who were waiting to see him during a road show ahead of the 2014 general elections at Nagaon in Assam February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (L), ruling Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, waves to his supporters during a road show ahead of the 2014 general elections at Samuguri village in Assam February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files</p>

Rahul Gandhi (L), ruling Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, waves to his supporters during a road show ahead of the 2014 general elections at Samuguri village in Assam February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files more

Rahul Gandhi (L), ruling Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, waves to his supporters during a road show ahead of the 2014 general elections at Samuguri village in Assam February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

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<p>Rahul Gandhi (R), ruling Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, speaks to children during a road show ahead of the 2014 general elections at Kathpara village in Assam February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files</p>

Rahul Gandhi (R), ruling Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, speaks to children during a road show ahead of the 2014 general elections at Kathpara village in Assam February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files more

Rahul Gandhi (R), ruling Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, speaks to children during a road show ahead of the 2014 general elections at Kathpara village in Assam February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

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<p>Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, wearing a turban addresses his supporters during a rally ahead of the 2014 general elections in Assam February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/Files</p>

Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, wearing a turban addresses his supporters during a rally ahead of the 2014 general elections in Assam February 22, 2014....more

Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, wearing a turban addresses his supporters during a rally ahead of the 2014 general elections in Assam February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

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<p>A supporter of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, wears a headgear with a portrait of Modi during a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections in Ahmedabad February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files</p>

A supporter of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, wears a headgear with a portrait of Modi during a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections in...more

A supporter of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, wears a headgear with a portrait of Modi during a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections in Ahmedabad February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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<p>Supporters of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, hold placards during a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections in Ahmedabad February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files</p>

Supporters of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, hold placards during a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections in Ahmedabad February 20, 2014....more

Supporters of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, hold placards during a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections in Ahmedabad February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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<p>Arvind Kejriwal, chief of the Aam Aadmi Party, addresses his supporters from his party headquarters in New Delhi before announcing his resignation from Delhi Chief Minister's post February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files</p>

Arvind Kejriwal, chief of the Aam Aadmi Party, addresses his supporters from his party headquarters in New Delhi before announcing his resignation from Delhi Chief Minister's post February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Arvind Kejriwal, chief of the Aam Aadmi Party, addresses his supporters from his party headquarters in New Delhi before announcing his resignation from Delhi Chief Minister's post February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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<p>Supporters of Arvind Kejriwal, chief of the Aam Aadmi  Party (AAP), shout slogans before he announced his resignation from the post of Delhi Chief Minister at the party headquarters in New Delhi February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files</p>

Supporters of Arvind Kejriwal, chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), shout slogans before he announced his resignation from the post of Delhi Chief Minister at the party headquarters in New Delhi February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Supporters of Arvind Kejriwal, chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), shout slogans before he announced his resignation from the post of Delhi Chief Minister at the party headquarters in New Delhi February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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<p>People pose as they hold paper cups carrying portraits of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, to receive free tea being distributed by a supporter of Modi during a live video broadcast campaign at a tea stall in the old quarters of Delhi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files</p>

People pose as they hold paper cups carrying portraits of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, to receive free tea being distributed by a supporter of Modi during a live...more

People pose as they hold paper cups carrying portraits of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, to receive free tea being distributed by a supporter of Modi during a live video broadcast campaign at a tea stall in the old quarters of Delhi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

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<p>A man holds a paper cup carrying a portrait of Gujarat's chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), that was distributed free by a supporter of Modi during a live video broadcast campaign at a tea stall in the old quarters of Delhi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files</p>

A man holds a paper cup carrying a portrait of Gujarat's chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), that was distributed free by a supporter of Modi during a...more

A man holds a paper cup carrying a portrait of Gujarat's chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), that was distributed free by a supporter of Modi during a live video broadcast campaign at a tea stall in the old quarters of Delhi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

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<p>Supporters of ruling Congress party attend a rally being addressed by Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ahead of the 2014 general elections at Cuttack district in Odisha February 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/Files</p>

Supporters of ruling Congress party attend a rally being addressed by Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ahead of the 2014 general elections at Cuttack district in Odisha February 9, 2014....more

Supporters of ruling Congress party attend a rally being addressed by Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ahead of the 2014 general elections at Cuttack district in Odisha February 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

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<p>A supporter of ruling Congress party flashes a victory sign and holds a cut-out of Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, during a rally ahead of the 2014 general elections at Bardoli in Gujarat February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files</p>

A supporter of ruling Congress party flashes a victory sign and holds a cut-out of Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, during a rally ahead of the 2014 general elections at Bardoli in Gujarat February...more

A supporter of ruling Congress party flashes a victory sign and holds a cut-out of Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, during a rally ahead of the 2014 general elections at Bardoli in Gujarat February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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<p>Supporters of ruling Congress party attend a rally next to a picture of Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ahead of the 2014 general elections at Bardoli in Gujarat February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files</p>

Supporters of ruling Congress party attend a rally next to a picture of Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ahead of the 2014 general elections at Bardoli in Gujarat February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit...more

Supporters of ruling Congress party attend a rally next to a picture of Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president and son of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ahead of the 2014 general elections at Bardoli in Gujarat February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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<p>Supporters of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, wear masks of Modi during a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections in Chennai February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Babu/Files</p>

Supporters of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, wear masks of Modi during a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections in Chennai February 8,...more

Supporters of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, wear masks of Modi during a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections in Chennai February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Babu/Files

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<p>A supporter of main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party attends a rally being addressed by Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for BJP, ahead of the 2014 general elections at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/Files</p>

A supporter of main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party attends a rally being addressed by Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for BJP, ahead of the 2014 general elections at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh February 2, 2014....more

A supporter of main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party attends a rally being addressed by Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for BJP, ahead of the 2014 general elections at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/Files

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<p>Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi is hugged by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as Sonia Gandhi (2nd L), chief of India's ruling Congress party, watches at the end of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files</p>

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi is hugged by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as Sonia Gandhi (2nd L), chief of India's ruling Congress party, watches at the end of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi January 17,...more

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi is hugged by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as Sonia Gandhi (2nd L), chief of India's ruling Congress party, watches at the end of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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<p>Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi (3rd R), India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, Chief of India's ruling Congress party, receive a garland from their party workers at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files</p>

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi (3rd R), India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, Chief of India's ruling Congress party, receive a garland from their party workers at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New...more

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi (3rd R), India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, Chief of India's ruling Congress party, receive a garland from their party workers at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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<p>A Congress party worker holds a poster of his party's vice president Rahul Gandhi during the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files</p>

A Congress party worker holds a poster of his party's vice president Rahul Gandhi during the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

A Congress party worker holds a poster of his party's vice president Rahul Gandhi during the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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<p>Arvind Kejriwal (C), head of Aam Aadmi Party, gestures as he visits a Sikh temple in New Delhi January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files</p>

Arvind Kejriwal (C), head of Aam Aadmi Party, gestures as he visits a Sikh temple in New Delhi January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

Arvind Kejriwal (C), head of Aam Aadmi Party, gestures as he visits a Sikh temple in New Delhi January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

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<p>Supporters of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, attend a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections, in Mumbai December 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files</p>

Supporters of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, attend a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections, in Mumbai December 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi...more

Supporters of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, attend a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections, in Mumbai December 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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<p>A supporter of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), dressed as Lord Hanuman, a Hindu monkey god, attends a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections, in Mumbai December 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal</p>

A supporter of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), dressed as Lord Hanuman, a Hindu monkey god, attends a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014...more

A supporter of Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), dressed as Lord Hanuman, a Hindu monkey god, attends a rally being addressed by Modi ahead of the 2014 general elections, in Mumbai December 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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A supporter of Gujarat's chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), holds a placard during a rally being addressed by Modi, in Mumbai December 22,...more

A supporter of Gujarat's chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), holds a placard during a rally being addressed by Modi, in Mumbai December 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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