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Lok Sabha Elections

Samajwadi Party chief and candidate Mulayam Singh Yadav addresses an election rally in Azamgarh.

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Supporters during Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's road show for party candidate Ajay Rai in Varanasi.

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Nagma during Rahul Gandhi's election roadshow in Varanasi.

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Rahul Gandhi and the Congress' Lok Sabha candidate from Varanasi, Ajay Rai, wave to the crowd at a roadshow, in Varanasi.

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West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC President Mamata Banerjee during an election rally for TMC candidate Indranil Sen at Berhampore in Murshidabad.

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Aam Aadmi Party rally in Varanasi.

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AAP leader Shazia Ilmi during party convener Arvind Kejriwal's election road show in Varanasi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during an election campaign rally in Gopalganj.

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A Congress party flag flies over supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) during an election campaign rally in Varanasi.

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Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Varanasi.

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Women campaign for BJP candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi. One of the placards read -- "Bharat maa ka ek hi laal, Modi teraa istaqbaal -- Muslim behne, Varanasi" (One and only true son of Mother India, Modi we welcome you - Muslim Sisters of Varanasi)

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Full Circle: Modi waves as he passes a Muslim neighbourhood in Varanasi

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Babul Supriyo during an election campaign in support of BJP candidate from Kolkata-North, Rahul Sinha, in a road show in Kolkata.

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Manmohan campaigning in South Delhi in the 1999 LS elections

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BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi seeks blessings of freedom fighter Nizamuddin at an election campaign rally in Varanasi.

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Narendra Modi's motorcade makes its way through Varanasi thronged by massive crowds. Modi took out a rally in defiance of the orders that denied him permission to hold a rally in the city and launched an all-out war on the Election Commission accusing it of working "under pressure" and showing bias against him.

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A BJP supporter during Narendra Modi's election road show in Varanasi.

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People gather during BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi's election road show in Varanasi.

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Actress and AAP leader Gul Panag during a road show in support of party candidate Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi.

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Popular singer and music director Vishal Dadlani addressing AAP supporters at an election campaign rally in Varanasi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with party leader RPN Singh during an election campaign at Padrauna in Kushinagar.

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AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal during the Ganga arti in Varanasi.

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BJP leaders Harsh Vardhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Vijay Kumar Malhotra and Meenakshi Lekhi show copies of memorandum, submitted to the Election Commission, to the media in New Delhi.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi along with party candidate Jyoti Kumari at an election campaign rally at Gopalganj in Bihar.

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BJP workers stage a dharna against Election Commission outside Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.

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End Of The Queue E-voting could mean no more sweating in the heat

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Indrajaal: P.C. Sorcar campaigning in Salt Lake

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Common Touch: Jha speaks to villagers; he aims to cover some 1,400 villages

Feet On The Ground: Lalitesh at one of his village chaupals in Mirzapur’s villages

Watt’s Up: Protesters at a Nitish Kumar rally in Saran

Aam Aadmi Party supporters

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Wave Effect? BJP supporters make their presence felt at a Modi rally in Allahabad

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BJP leaders Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley during BJP's protest against Election Commission in Varanasi.

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Security officials keep vigil over electronic voting machines after voting at a collection center in Allahabad.

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BJP activists stage against Election Commission outside Banaras Hindu University.

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Masks On: Supporters throng the Shailputri temple in Varanasi to offer prayers for Modi

Modi’s brother Pankaj in Varanasi

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Mulayam’s cavalcade greeted by Muslim supporters in Azamgarh

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Flag March: Action amidst red clay, woven roofs

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Women after casting their vote at the highest polling station in the country--Hikkim Village--situated at 15,500 ft in Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh.

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Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign rally in favour of her nephew and party candidate Abhishek Banerjee (unseen) at Metiabruz in Kolkata.

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A physically challenged person arrives to cast her vote for the Lok Sabha elections at Dhaka in East Champaran, Bihar.

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Phase 8 Polling in the Lok Sabha Elections

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Narendra Modi addresses an election rally at Barasat in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

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Ninety-seven year old Shyam Saran Negi, a retired schoolteacher who cast the first vote in the 1951 general election, arrives to cast his vote at Kalpa in Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh.

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Smriti Irani, BJP candidate in Amethi constituency, challenging Preeti Sahay, Political Secretary to Priyanka Gandhi outside a polling booth in Amethi.

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People use a rope-way on their way to cast votes for Lok Sabha polls in Chamba.

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Monks line up to cast their votes during the Lok Sabha polls at a polling station near the Hemis monastery, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Leh.

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A groom and his father cast their votes for Lok Sabha polls at a village near Palampur.

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Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief Saifuddin Soz and his son Salman Soz show their inked fingers after casting votes for Lok Sabha polls at a polling station at Khanpora in Baramulla.

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Rahul Gandhi inside a polling booth in Amethi.

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TMC candidate Moonmoon Sen in conversation with voters at a polling station in Bankura district in West Bengal.

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A burqa-clad voter gets her finger inked before casting her vote for Lok Sabha polls in Allahabad.

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A woman gets her index finger marked before casting her vote in Allahabad.

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Voting in Purulia, West Bengal.

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Voting at Baderher in Handwara, J&K.

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Voting in Hajipur, Bihar.

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Voters wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Amethi.

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AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses an election campaign meeting in Varanasi.

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First Time voters after casting vote on 8th phase of Lok Sabha Election in Allahabad.

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Cricketer and Congress candidate Mohd Kaif for Phulpur seat with his wife Pooja Yadav after casting vote for 8th phase of Lok Sabha Election in Phulpur.

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Security personnel inspecting the spot of a grenade blast at a polling station hurled by militants during polling, at Palhalan in Pattan, 40 kms from Srinagar.

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Security forces gather at a voting machine distribution center in Leh on the eve of the eighth phase of voting of the parliamentary elections.

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Narendra Modi with party candidate Jagdambika Pal during an election campaign rally in Siddharthnagar, UP.

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Lalu Prasad addresses an election rally at Gaighat in East Champaran, Bihar.

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BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Nawada seat Giriraj Singh at his residence after being granted bail in a case of alleged hate speech, in Patna.

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Election officials set up a polling booth by candlelight at a school on the eve of polling in Allahabad.

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Mayawati addresses a press conference at her residence in Lucknow.

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AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal greets his supporters in Varanasi.

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Election workers review electronic voting machines on the eve of the eighth phase of voting of the Lok Sabha elections in Leh.

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Election worker walks with a voting machine on his way to a nearby polling station on the eve of the eighth phase of voting of the Lok Sabha elections in Leh.

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Weapons for policemen deployed on election duty are brought in a cart for distribution on the eve of the eighth phase of voting of Lok Sabha elections in Allahabad.

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AAP Amethi candidate Kumar Vishwas today claimed that his wife, sister and other close relatives have been asked by the district administration to leave Amethi failing which they will be detained.

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TMC Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty with party candidate Moon Moon Sen (L) at an election campaign in support of her in Bankura, West Bengal.

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Rahul Gandhi shakes hands with party candidate Mohd Kaif at an election campaign rally in Allahabad.

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N.Chandrababu Naidu during his road show in Prakasam, Guntur, Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh.

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Bappi Lahiri participates during an election campaign in support of BJP Candidate K D Biswas of Bongaon constituency in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.

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Rahul Gandhi at an election campaign rally in Allahabad.

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A BJP supporter at Narendra Modi's rally in Amethi.

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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with party candidate Lallu Singh during an election campaign rally in Faizabad.

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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during an election rally in Jaunpur.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his father and National Conference President Farooq Abdulla at an election campaign rally for National Conference and Congress joint candidate Sharifuddin Shariq at Handwara.

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AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal addresses supporters at an election road show in Varanasi.

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Priyanka Vadra meets villagers during an election campaign for her brother and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.

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Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav addresses an election campaign meeting for party candidate for Lok Sabha Polls in Pratapgarh.

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TMC Rajyasabha MP and Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty and party leader Mukul Roy during an election campaign in support of their party candidate Dinesh Trivedi (C) at Barrackpore constituency in North 24 pargana district ,West Bengal.

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West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses an election campaign rally in support of her party candidate and Tollywood actor Tapas Pal for Krishnanagar constituency at Nadia district in West Bengal.

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Actress and BJP candidate from Mathura, Hema Malini during an election campaign for party candidate in Dehradun.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi at an election campaign rally at Roorkee in Uttarakhand.

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Rahul Gandhi with sister Priyanka Vadra during a road show at Jayas, Amethi.

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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally in Allahabad.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during election campaign in Amethi.

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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during an election campaign in support of his party candidate at Bankura district in West Bengal.

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Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal during an election campaign at Karaundi in Varanasi.

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi being at an election campaign in Amethi

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BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in Roorkee.

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Actress Nagma during an election campaign in support of Congress candidate Nilmadhab Gupta (L) at Bankura district in West Bengal.

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Mau: BSP supremo Mayawati at an election campaign rally in Mau district of UP.

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Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at an election campaign rally in Allahabad.

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J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressing a joint Congress- National Conference election rally in support of their candidate for Parliamentary elections Sharifudin Shariq,at Tangmarg, Srinagar.

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