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People wait in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir state April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

People wait in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir state April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

People wait in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir state April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People wait in queues to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Hojai district in Assam, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

People wait in queues to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Hojai district in Assam, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

People wait in queues to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Hojai district in Assam, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A woman holds a child as she casts her vote at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Hojai district in Assam, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A woman holds a child as she casts her vote at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Hojai district in Assam, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A woman holds a child as she casts her vote at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Hojai district in Assam, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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A member of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) stands guard in front of a closed shop during the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A member of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) stands guard in front of a closed shop during the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A member of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) stands guard in front of a closed shop during the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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People wait in queues to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir state April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

People wait in queues to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir state April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

People wait in queues to cast their votes outside a polling station during the second phase of general election in Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir state April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Women walk through a wheat field on their way to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Women walk through a wheat field on their way to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Women walk through a wheat field on their way to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Voters line up to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Voters line up to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the second phase of general election in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A member of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) stands guard at a polling station ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A member of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) stands guard at a polling station ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A member of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) stands guard at a polling station ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel arrive at a polling station ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel arrive at a polling station ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel arrive at a polling station ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel push their vehicle off mud at a polling station ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel push their vehicle off mud at a polling station ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel push their vehicle off mud at a polling station ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A polling official carries a box containing election materials at a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A polling official carries a box containing election materials at a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A polling official carries a box containing election materials at a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Polling officials carry election materials past India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Polling officials carry election materials past India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Polling officials carry election materials past India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of general election in Srinagar April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A policeman casts his postal ballot at a polling station in Ahmedabad, April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A policeman casts his postal ballot at a polling station in Ahmedabad, April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A policeman casts his postal ballot at a polling station in Ahmedabad, April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A porter carries a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine and an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) through Buxa tiger reserve forest to a remote polling station, in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A porter carries a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine and an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) through Buxa tiger reserve forest to a remote polling station, in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, April 10, 2019....more

A porter carries a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine and an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) through Buxa tiger reserve forest to a remote polling station, in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A man casts his vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man casts his vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man casts his vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man gets his finger inked before casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman casts her vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman casts her vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman casts her vote at a booth next to a polling officer at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman casts her vote as her relative speaks on his phone at a polling station during the first phase of general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A woman casts her vote as her relative speaks on his phone at a polling station during the first phase of general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A woman casts her vote as her relative speaks on his phone at a polling station during the first phase of general election on the outskirts of Jammu April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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An election official guides a woman as she arrives to vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An election official guides a woman as she arrives to vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An election official guides a woman as she arrives to vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A woman gets her finger inked before casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A woman gets her finger inked before casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A woman gets her finger inked before casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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A veiled woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A veiled woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A veiled woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers patrol near a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers patrol near a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers patrol near a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Jyoti Amge, 25, who holds the Guinness World Records title for the "Shortest Living Woman", reacts as she shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of the general election in Nagpur, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Jyoti Amge, 25, who holds the Guinness World Records title for the "Shortest Living Woman", reacts as she shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of the general election in Nagpur, India, April...more

Jyoti Amge, 25, who holds the Guinness World Records title for the "Shortest Living Woman", reacts as she shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of the general election in Nagpur, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Jyoti Amge, 25, who holds the Guinness World Records title for the "Shortest Living Woman", shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of the general election in Nagpur, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Jyoti Amge, 25, who holds the Guinness World Records title for the "Shortest Living Woman", shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of the general election in Nagpur, India, April 11, 2019....more

Jyoti Amge, 25, who holds the Guinness World Records title for the "Shortest Living Woman", shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of the general election in Nagpur, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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People, who are scheduled to vote and were invited by the Election Commission of India, attend a felicitation ceremony called "Shatayu Samman", an award given to persons who lived for a century, in Ahmedabad, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People, who are scheduled to vote and were invited by the Election Commission of India, attend a felicitation ceremony called "Shatayu Samman", an award given to persons who lived for a century, in Ahmedabad, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People, who are scheduled to vote and were invited by the Election Commission of India, attend a felicitation ceremony called "Shatayu Samman", an award given to persons who lived for a century, in Ahmedabad, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman waits for her turn to cast her vote, as police officers stand guard at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman waits for her turn to cast her vote, as police officers stand guard at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India...more

A woman waits for her turn to cast her vote, as police officers stand guard at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Policemen stand guard as voters wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Policemen stand guard as voters wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April...more

Policemen stand guard as voters wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman looks for help as she casts her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman looks for help as she casts her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan...more

A woman looks for help as she casts her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman casts her vote as others wait for their turn at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman casts her vote as others wait for their turn at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019....more

A woman casts her vote as others wait for their turn at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A polling officer helps a woman to cast her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A polling officer helps a woman to cast her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan...more

A polling officer helps a woman to cast her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman leaves after casting her vote as a policeman gestures at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves after casting her vote as a policeman gestures at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019....more

A woman leaves after casting her vote as a policeman gestures at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman is pictured through a voting compartment as she casts her vote as she is pictured through a voting compartment at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman is pictured through a voting compartment as she casts her vote as she is pictured through a voting compartment at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the...more

A woman is pictured through a voting compartment as she casts her vote as she is pictured through a voting compartment at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman holds her daughter as she casts her vote inside a booth at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman holds her daughter as she casts her vote inside a booth at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019....more

A woman holds her daughter as she casts her vote inside a booth at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Women wait to collect their voter slips before casting their votes at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Women wait to collect their voter slips before casting their votes at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11,...more

Women wait to collect their voter slips before casting their votes at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A physically challenged man is helped by his father as he arrives to cast his vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A physically challenged man is helped by his father as he arrives to cast his vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De...more

A physically challenged man is helped by his father as he arrives to cast his vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Polling officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the end of polls during the first phase of the general election in Jorhat, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Polling officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the end of polls during the first phase of the general election in Jorhat, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Polling officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the end of polls during the first phase of the general election in Jorhat, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Polling officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the end of polls during the first phase of the general election in Jorhat, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Polling officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the end of polls during the first phase of the general election in Jorhat, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Polling officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the end of polls during the first phase of the general election in Jorhat, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A polling official seals a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine at a polling station after the end of the first phase of the general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A polling official seals a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine at a polling station after the end of the first phase of the general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019....more

A polling official seals a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine at a polling station after the end of the first phase of the general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Polling officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine at a polling station after the end of the first phase of the general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Polling officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine at a polling station after the end of the first phase of the general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West...more

Polling officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine at a polling station after the end of the first phase of the general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A polling official seals an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a polling station after the end of the first phase of the general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A polling official seals an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a polling station after the end of the first phase of the general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A polling official seals an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a polling station after the end of the first phase of the general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman casts her vote as other wait for their turn at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman casts her vote as other wait for their turn at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019....more

A woman casts her vote as other wait for their turn at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A polling officer checks his mobile phone as the total number of polling is written on a blackboard at a polling station at the end of polls during the first phase of general election in Jorhat, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A polling officer checks his mobile phone as the total number of polling is written on a blackboard at a polling station at the end of polls during the first phase of general election in Jorhat, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April...more

A polling officer checks his mobile phone as the total number of polling is written on a blackboard at a polling station at the end of polls during the first phase of general election in Jorhat, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Women wait to collect their voter slip before casting their vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Women wait to collect their voter slip before casting their vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11,...more

Women wait to collect their voter slip before casting their vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman struggles to hold her daughter as she waits to collect her voter slip at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman struggles to hold her daughter as she waits to collect her voter slip at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India...more

A woman struggles to hold her daughter as she waits to collect her voter slip at a polling station during the first phase of general election in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, India April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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