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Election 2019: On the campaign trail

Anand Kumar Bowmick, a social activist, carries masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of India's main opposition Congress party Rahul Gandhi through a busy street as he appeals people to vote in the second phase of general election, in Chennai, April 16, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Anand Kumar Bowmick, a social activist, carries masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of India's main opposition Congress party Rahul Gandhi through a busy street as he appeals people to vote in the second phase of general election, in...more

Anand Kumar Bowmick, a social activist, carries masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of India's main opposition Congress party Rahul Gandhi through a busy street as he appeals people to vote in the second phase of general election, in Chennai, April 16, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A supporter of Kashmir's National Conference (NC) attends an election campaign rally in Srinagar April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A supporter of Kashmir's National Conference (NC) attends an election campaign rally in Srinagar April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A supporter of Kashmir's National Conference (NC) attends an election campaign rally in Srinagar April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A supporter of Kashmir's National Conference (NC) party shouts slogans during an election campaign rally in Srinagar April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A supporter of Kashmir's National Conference (NC) party shouts slogans during an election campaign rally in Srinagar April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A supporter of Kashmir's National Conference (NC) party shouts slogans during an election campaign rally in Srinagar April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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An electrician tests LED-light fitted boards with symbols of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and main opposition Congress party at a workshop in Ahmedabad, April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An electrician tests LED-light fitted boards with symbols of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and main opposition Congress party at a workshop in Ahmedabad, April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An electrician tests LED-light fitted boards with symbols of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and main opposition Congress party at a workshop in Ahmedabad, April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A confectioner decorates a chair beside the models, made out of sweets, depicting Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a sweets shop ahead of the second phase of general election, in Kolkata, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A confectioner decorates a chair beside the models, made out of sweets, depicting Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a sweets shop ahead of the second phase of general election, in Kolkata, April...more

A confectioner decorates a chair beside the models, made out of sweets, depicting Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a sweets shop ahead of the second phase of general election, in Kolkata, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Urmila Matondkar, Bollywood actress-turned-politician who recently joined India's main opposition Congress party, gestures during her election campaign rally in Mumbai, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Urmila Matondkar, Bollywood actress-turned-politician who recently joined India's main opposition Congress party, gestures during her election campaign rally in Mumbai, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Urmila Matondkar, Bollywood actress-turned-politician who recently joined India's main opposition Congress party, gestures during her election campaign rally in Mumbai, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A supporter of India's main opposition Congress party wearing a traditional headgear with the party's election symbol poses as he attends an election campaign rally in Mumbai, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A supporter of India's main opposition Congress party wearing a traditional headgear with the party's election symbol poses as he attends an election campaign rally in Mumbai, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A supporter of India's main opposition Congress party wearing a traditional headgear with the party's election symbol poses as he attends an election campaign rally in Mumbai, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Supporter of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party president Amit Shah walk during an election campaign in Ahmedabad, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporter of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party president Amit Shah walk during an election campaign in Ahmedabad, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporter of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party president Amit Shah walk during an election campaign in Ahmedabad, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland during an election campaign rally in Junagadh, Gujarat, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland during an election campaign rally in Junagadh, Gujarat, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland during an election campaign rally in Junagadh, Gujarat, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A supporter of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi displays a paper cap with images of Modi and Indian Parliament during an election campaign rally in Junagadh, Gujarat, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi displays a paper cap with images of Modi and Indian Parliament during an election campaign rally in Junagadh, Gujarat, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi displays a paper cap with images of Modi and Indian Parliament during an election campaign rally in Junagadh, Gujarat, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Polling officers queue to collect the election materials at a distribution centre ahead of the first phase of general elections in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Polling officers queue to collect the election materials at a distribution centre ahead of the first phase of general elections in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 10, 2019....more

Polling officers queue to collect the election materials at a distribution centre ahead of the first phase of general elections in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Officers sit in a vehicle as they leave for their assigned polling station after collecting the election materials from a distribution centre ahead of the first phase of general elections in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Officers sit in a vehicle as they leave for their assigned polling station after collecting the election materials from a distribution centre ahead of the first phase of general elections in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in...more

Officers sit in a vehicle as they leave for their assigned polling station after collecting the election materials from a distribution centre ahead of the first phase of general elections in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wave towards their supporters before Rahul filed his nomination papers for the general election, in Amethi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wave towards their supporters before Rahul filed his nomination papers for the general election, in Amethi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh,...more

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wave towards their supporters before Rahul filed his nomination papers for the general election, in Amethi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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A man blows air into an inflatable logo of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inside a shop selling various political parties' merchandise in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man blows air into an inflatable logo of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inside a shop selling various political parties' merchandise in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man blows air into an inflatable logo of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inside a shop selling various political parties' merchandise in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A man folds a stole with the logo of India's main opposition Congress party inside a shop selling various political parties' merchandise in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man folds a stole with the logo of India's main opposition Congress party inside a shop selling various political parties' merchandise in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man folds a stole with the logo of India's main opposition Congress party inside a shop selling various political parties' merchandise in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, is accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as he arrives to file his nomination papers for the general election, in Amethi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, is accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as he arrives to file his nomination papers for the general election, in Amethi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April...more

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, is accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as he arrives to file his nomination papers for the general election, in Amethi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Polling officers carry electronic voting machine (EVM) towards their vehicles after arriving on a ferryboat in Nimatighat, Jorhat district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Polling officers carry electronic voting machine (EVM) towards their vehicles after arriving on a ferryboat in Nimatighat, Jorhat district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Polling officers carry electronic voting machine (EVM) towards their vehicles after arriving on a ferryboat in Nimatighat, Jorhat district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Jatin Rangrao Harane, an independent transgender candidate leaves the election office after filing his nomination for the upcoming general elections in Mumbai, India, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Jatin Rangrao Harane, an independent transgender candidate leaves the election office after filing his nomination for the upcoming general elections in Mumbai, India, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Jatin Rangrao Harane, an independent transgender candidate leaves the election office after filing his nomination for the upcoming general elections in Mumbai, India, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Security personnel and polling officers carry election materials towards their vehicle after arriving on a ferryboat in Nimatighat, Jorhat district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Security personnel and polling officers carry election materials towards their vehicle after arriving on a ferryboat in Nimatighat, Jorhat district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Security personnel and polling officers carry election materials towards their vehicle after arriving on a ferryboat in Nimatighat, Jorhat district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C), chief of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah (2-R), India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh (2-L) India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (L) and India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley display copies of their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election, in New Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C), chief of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah (2-R), India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh (2-L) India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (L) and India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley display...more

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C), chief of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah (2-R), India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh (2-L) India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (L) and India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley display copies of their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election, in New Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A police officer casts his postal ballot at a polling station in Agartala, India April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A police officer casts his postal ballot at a polling station in Agartala, India April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A police officer casts his postal ballot at a polling station in Agartala, India April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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Security personnel display their voter identity cards as they wait for their turn to cast their postal ballots at a polling station in Agartala, India April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Security personnel display their voter identity cards as they wait for their turn to cast their postal ballots at a polling station in Agartala, India April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Security personnel display their voter identity cards as they wait for their turn to cast their postal ballots at a polling station in Agartala, India April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah, greet each other before releasing their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah, greet each other before releasing their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 8, 2019....more

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah, greet each other before releasing their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A worker talks on a mobile phone as he sits next to the cutouts of Indian politicians at a shop selling election campaign materials in the old quarters of Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A worker talks on a mobile phone as he sits next to the cutouts of Indian politicians at a shop selling election campaign materials in the old quarters of Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A worker talks on a mobile phone as he sits next to the cutouts of Indian politicians at a shop selling election campaign materials in the old quarters of Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A customer sits inside a shop selling election campaign material at a market in the old quarters of Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A customer sits inside a shop selling election campaign material at a market in the old quarters of Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A customer sits inside a shop selling election campaign material at a market in the old quarters of Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People shield themselves from the rising dust caused by the helicopter of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati as she leaves after an election campaign rally in Deoband, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

People shield themselves from the rising dust caused by the helicopter of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati as she leaves after an election campaign rally in Deoband, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India April 7, 2019....more

People shield themselves from the rising dust caused by the helicopter of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati as she leaves after an election campaign rally in Deoband, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar
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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati, Chief of Samajwadi Party (SP) Akhilesh Yadav and Chief of Rashtriya Lok Dal Ajit Singh wave towards the crowd during their joint election campaign rally in Deoband, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati, Chief of Samajwadi Party (SP) Akhilesh Yadav and Chief of Rashtriya Lok Dal Ajit Singh wave towards the crowd during their joint election campaign rally in Deoband, in the northern Indian state of Uttar...more

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati, Chief of Samajwadi Party (SP) Akhilesh Yadav and Chief of Rashtriya Lok Dal Ajit Singh wave towards the crowd during their joint election campaign rally in Deoband, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar
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An election official displays badges, key chains and mugs to be distributed among the people to encourage them to cast their vote, in Kolkata, India, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An election official displays badges, key chains and mugs to be distributed among the people to encourage them to cast their vote, in Kolkata, India, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An election official displays badges, key chains and mugs to be distributed among the people to encourage them to cast their vote, in Kolkata, India, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A woman wearing a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi dances as she attends an election campaign rally being addressed by India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah at Ahatguri village in Morigaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A woman wearing a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi dances as she attends an election campaign rally being addressed by India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah at Ahatguri village in Morigaon district in the northeastern...more

A woman wearing a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi dances as she attends an election campaign rally being addressed by India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah at Ahatguri village in Morigaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and his sister a leader of Congress party Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, wave to their supporters after Rahul filed his nomination papers for the general election, in Wayanad in the southern state of Kerala, India, April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and his sister a leader of Congress party Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, wave to their supporters after Rahul filed his nomination papers for the general election, in Wayanad in the southern...more

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and his sister a leader of Congress party Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, wave to their supporters after Rahul filed his nomination papers for the general election, in Wayanad in the southern state of Kerala, India, April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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Wristbands, key chains and badges featuring India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and masks of the party president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are on display inside a BJP office ahead of general election in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Wristbands, key chains and badges featuring India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and masks of the party president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are on display inside a BJP office ahead of general election in Gandhinagar, Gujarat,...more

Wristbands, key chains and badges featuring India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and masks of the party president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are on display inside a BJP office ahead of general election in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, puts on a traditional jacket presented to him by party members during an election campaign rally at Bokakhat in Golaghat district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, puts on a traditional jacket presented to him by party members during an election campaign rally at Bokakhat in Golaghat district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 3,...more

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, puts on a traditional jacket presented to him by party members during an election campaign rally at Bokakhat in Golaghat district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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A shopkeeper shows election campaign material to a customer inside his shop at a market in New Delhi, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A shopkeeper shows election campaign material to a customer inside his shop at a market in New Delhi, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A shopkeeper shows election campaign material to a customer inside his shop at a market in New Delhi, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Election campaign materials of different political parties are pictured inside a shop at a market in New Delhi, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Election campaign materials of different political parties are pictured inside a shop at a market in New Delhi, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Election campaign materials of different political parties are pictured inside a shop at a market in New Delhi, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) react as they hold cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally addressed by Modi in Kolkata, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) react as they hold cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally addressed by Modi in Kolkata, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) react as they hold cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally addressed by Modi in Kolkata, India, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and his mother and leader of the party Sonia Gandhi display copies of their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and his mother and leader of the party Sonia Gandhi display copies of their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019....more

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and his mother and leader of the party Sonia Gandhi display copies of their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, looks up before releasing his party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, looks up before releasing his party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, looks up before releasing his party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leave after releasing their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leave after releasing their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019....more

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leave after releasing their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, holds her party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, holds her party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, holds her party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A supporter holds a mask of Amit Shah, President of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), during a road show by Shah before filing his nomination papers for the general election, in Ahmedabad, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter holds a mask of Amit Shah, President of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), during a road show by Shah before filing his nomination papers for the general election, in Ahmedabad, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter holds a mask of Amit Shah, President of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), during a road show by Shah before filing his nomination papers for the general election, in Ahmedabad, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Amit Shah (C), President of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters during a road show before filing his nomination papers for the general election, in Ahmedabad, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Amit Shah (C), President of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters during a road show before filing his nomination papers for the general election, in Ahmedabad, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Amit Shah (C), President of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), waves to his supporters during a road show before filing his nomination papers for the general election, in Ahmedabad, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presented a "Japi" (a traditional hat of Assam) and a traditional brass metal pot by party members during an election campaign rally at Moran town in the northeastern state of Assam, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presented a "Japi" (a traditional hat of Assam) and a traditional brass metal pot by party members during an election campaign rally at Moran town in the northeastern state of Assam, India, March 30, 2019....more

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presented a "Japi" (a traditional hat of Assam) and a traditional brass metal pot by party members during an election campaign rally at Moran town in the northeastern state of Assam, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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Supporter of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend an election campaign rally addressed by Modi at Moran town in the northeastern state of Assam, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Supporter of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend an election campaign rally addressed by Modi at Moran town in the northeastern state of Assam, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar...more

Supporter of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend an election campaign rally addressed by Modi at Moran town in the northeastern state of Assam, India, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, waves to her supporters after addressing an election campaign meeting in Ayodhya, India, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, waves to her supporters after addressing an election campaign meeting in Ayodhya, India, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, waves to her supporters after addressing an election campaign meeting in Ayodhya, India, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (C), a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, gestures as she speaks with women during an election campaign meeting in Ayodhya, India, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (C), a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, gestures as she speaks with women during an election campaign meeting in Ayodhya, India, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (C), a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, gestures as she speaks with women during an election campaign meeting in Ayodhya, India, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, is garlanded by her party members after she arrives to address an election campaign meeting in Ayodhya, India, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, is garlanded by her party members after she arrives to address an election campaign meeting in Ayodhya, India, March 29, 2019....more

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, is garlanded by her party members after she arrives to address an election campaign meeting in Ayodhya, India, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar
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Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest rally, organised by Trade Union Centre of India, to demand implementation of national minimum wage an end to contract labour, in Ahmedabad, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest rally, organised by Trade Union Centre of India, to demand implementation of national minimum wage an end to contract labour, in Ahmedabad, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest rally, organised by Trade Union Centre of India, to demand implementation of national minimum wage an end to contract labour, in Ahmedabad, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses an election campaign rally in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses an election campaign rally in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses an election campaign rally in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waves towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waves towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waves towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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FILE PHOTO: A supporter wearing an inflatable symbol of India's main opposition Congress party walks during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. The words read: "Long live Rahul Gandhi". REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: A supporter wearing an inflatable symbol of India's main opposition Congress party walks during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. The words read: "Long live Rahul Gandhi". REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: A supporter wearing an inflatable symbol of India's main opposition Congress party walks during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. The words read: "Long live Rahul Gandhi". REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo
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Workers sell masks of India s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and mugs and T-shirts featuring India s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) outside the venue of an election rally by BJP in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Workers sell masks of India s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and mugs and T-shirts featuring India s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) outside the venue of an election rally by BJP in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India,...more

Workers sell masks of India s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and mugs and T-shirts featuring India s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) outside the venue of an election rally by BJP in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vice President of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sits at a roadside restaurant after attending a rally at Kolaghat in Purba Medinipur district, India, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vice President of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sits at a roadside restaurant after attending a rally at Kolaghat in Purba Medinipur district, India, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vice President of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sits at a roadside restaurant after attending a rally at Kolaghat in Purba Medinipur district, India, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A worker displays T-shirts with images of (L-R) Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India's main opposition Congress party Chief Rahul Gandhi and logo of Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M), for sale inside a shop at a market ahead of India's general election, in Kolkata, India, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A worker displays T-shirts with images of (L-R) Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India's main opposition Congress party Chief Rahul Gandhi and logo of Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M), for...more

A worker displays T-shirts with images of (L-R) Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India's main opposition Congress party Chief Rahul Gandhi and logo of Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M), for sale inside a shop at a market ahead of India's general election, in Kolkata, India, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, is helped to disembark a boat as she arrives to speak with boatmen on the banks of the river Ganges during an election campaign in Varanasi, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, is helped to disembark a boat as she arrives to speak with boatmen on the banks of the river Ganges during an election campaign...more

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, is helped to disembark a boat as she arrives to speak with boatmen on the banks of the river Ganges during an election campaign in Varanasi, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, prays on the banks of the river Ganges during an election campaign in Varanasi, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, prays on the banks of the river Ganges during an election campaign in Varanasi, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, prays on the banks of the river Ganges during an election campaign in Varanasi, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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A worker pulls out a roll of cloth from a boiler after dying it with the symbol of India's main opposition Congress party at a flag manufacturing factory, ahead of the 2019 general elections, in Ahmedabad, India, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A worker pulls out a roll of cloth from a boiler after dying it with the symbol of India's main opposition Congress party at a flag manufacturing factory, ahead of the 2019 general elections, in Ahmedabad, India, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A worker pulls out a roll of cloth from a boiler after dying it with the symbol of India's main opposition Congress party at a flag manufacturing factory, ahead of the 2019 general elections, in Ahmedabad, India, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party, waves as she arrives to address her party's supporters during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party, waves as she arrives to address her party's supporters during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party, waves as she arrives to address her party's supporters during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, addresses his party's supporters during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, addresses his party's supporters during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, addresses his party's supporters during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A supporter wearing an inflatable symbol of India's main opposition Congress party walks during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. The words read: "Long live Rahul Gandhi". REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter wearing an inflatable symbol of India's main opposition Congress party walks during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. The words read: "Long live Rahul Gandhi". REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter wearing an inflatable symbol of India's main opposition Congress party walks during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. The words read: "Long live Rahul Gandhi". REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, holds hand of Hardik Patel, leader of Patidar community, after he joined the party during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, holds hand of Hardik Patel, leader of Patidar community, after he joined the party during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, holds hand of Hardik Patel, leader of Patidar community, after he joined the party during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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