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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat with BJP state President Ajay Bhatt offer sweets to Rishikesh Municipal Corporation's newly-elected Mayor Anita Mamgai, in Dehradun.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chander Mohan Gupta poses for a photograph after being elected as the new mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), in Jammu.

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Hidden faces at a polling booth in Srinagar

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Security personnel stand guard at a polling station during the fourth phase of elections for urban local bodies in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard at a polling station during the fourth phase of elections for urban local bodies in Srinagar.

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An elderly voter gestures after casting her vote for the second phase of polling for municipal corporation elections, in Udhampur district, Jammu.

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Security personnel stand guard at a polling station during the first phase of elections for urban local bodies, in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

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Security personnel stand guard at a polling station during the first phase of elections for urban local bodies, in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

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People wait in a long queue to cast their votes at a polling station during municipal elections in Jammu.

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A security personnel stands guard as people wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during municipal elections in Jammu.

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Security personnel guard during the strike call given by separatist leaders against urban local bodies elections, at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

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Policemen stand on a checkpoint near a poling station during the first phase of local elections in Srinagar.

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Security persoonel stands guard as people wait in queues to cast their votes for muncipal elections in Ranbir Singh Pura near Jammu.

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State Cooperation Minister Subhash Deshmukh being listed by BJP supporters as BJP local MLA Sudheer Gadgil looks on after winning in the Sangli municipal elections by defeating the Congress-NCP alliance, in Sangli.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya and BJP state president Mahendra Nath Pandey celebrate the victory of the party in the state civic body elections at the party office in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his deputies Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya and BJP state president Mahendra Nath Pandey celebrate the victory of the party in the state civic body elections at the party office in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP state president Mahendra Nath Pandey celebrate the victory of the party in the state civic body elections at the party office in Lucknow.

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People wait in queues to cast their votes for civic polls in Moradabad.

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Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma with his wife (Right) and BJP mayor candidate Sanyukta Bhatia (left) after casting their votes for civic polls in Lucknow.

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Sadhus display their voter identity cards before casting their votes for municipal elections in Varanasi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his wife casting their votes for civic polls in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath casts his vote for local bodies elections in Gorakhpur.

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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath arrives for an election campaign rally for civic polls in Allahabad.

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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath being garlanded by Bharatiya Janata Party workers during an election campaign rally for civic polls in Allahabad.

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Burqa-clad voters wait to cast their votes for local body elections, at a polling station in Meerut.

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Polling officials collecting EVMs and other election material on the eve of local bodies elections in Meerut.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at a public meeting in support of the party candidates for municipal corporation elections, in Mathura.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with party's Mayor candidate Sanyukta Bhatia at a public meeting for municipal corporation elections, in Lucknow.

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Actress and Congress leader Nagma during an election rally in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh will have local body elections starting Nov 22.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses an election rally at Muzaffarnagar, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with Union Minister VK Singh and others during an election rally at Ghaziabad, in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh will have local body election starting November 22.

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BJP leaders during a celebration march after the party's victory in Municipal Corporation election, in Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and state Congress president Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu launching Congress' vision document 'Sankalap-2017' for Municipal Corporation election in Shimla.

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Former chief minister and leader of opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal during Municipal Corporation Shimla election campaign, in Shimla.

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BJP candidates along with supporters on way to file nomination papers for Municipal Corporation elections, in Shimla.

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Police in action as supporters of two candidates clash outside a polling station during Municipal Corporation elections at Valmikichak in Patna.

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Voter stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during Municipal Corporation elections at Valmikichak in Patna.

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Muslim Women display their inked finger after casting their votes in the municipal corporation elections at Shanti nagar in Bhiwandi, Thane.

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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis with Union State Minister Ramdas Athavale during the Elaction campaign rally of Panvel Municipal Corporation General Election 2017 at Navi Mumbai.

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Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during Municipal elections, in Hajipur.

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BJP President Amit Shah shows his inked finger after casting vote in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation election at Naranpura, Ahemdabad.

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Candidates of BJP and Congress party filing nomination papers for municipal corporation elections in Ahmedabad.

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BJP workers celebrate their party’s win in civic elections in Kozhikode.

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TMC supporters celebrate after their win in Bidhannagar Municipality election, at Salt Lake in North 24 Pargana district, West Bengal.

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Political workers in a clash during Bidhan Nagar Municipality elections at Saltlake in North 24 Pargana district of West Bengal.

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Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes at polling station during municipal elections in Bankura district of West Bengal.

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BJP workers celebrate after the party clean sweep in Madhya Pradesh civic polls, in Bhopal.

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BJP workers bursting crackers to celeberate victory in Madhya Pradesh civic polls at BJP state headquarters in Bhopal.

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West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee with her party activists at her Kalighat residence after her party's win in Kolkata Municipal Corporation election.

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West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee flashes victory sign after her party win in Kolkata Municipal Corporation election, in Kolkata.

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BJP activists celebrate after their candidate won in Kolkata Municipal Corporation Election, in Kolkata.

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Supporters of political parties exchange heated words inside a polling station during municipal elections in Murshidabad district, West Bengal.

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Women security arrive for duty on the eve of Municipal Elections in Kolkata.

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BJP workers light crackers as they celebrate the party's win in Municipal Corporation elections in Jaipur.

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Voters showing their voter ID cards outside a polling booth during local municipal elections in Bikaner.

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Telangana Congress President Ponnala Lakshmaiah celebrates the party's victory in the municipal elections in Hyderabad.

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People wait in a queue at a polling booth on the outskirts of the city during Municipal Elections in Hyderabad.

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BJP candidate Dinesh Sharma along with party's UP chief Laxmi Kant Bajpai showing victory sign after winning municipal corporation election for the second consecutive term, in Lucknow. BJP dominated urban local body elections by winning seven of 12 posts of mayor in the State.

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Voters wait in queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the Municipal Corporation elections in Amritsar.

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Trinamool Congress supporters jubilate after the victory of their candidate in the Municipal elections of Nalhati in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Voters wait in queue to cast votes at a polling station during municipal corporation elections in Patna.

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Policemen chasing away people who were raising a protest while boycotting the voting during municipal corporation elections in Patna.

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Voters wait for their turn to cast votes at a polling booth in Jafrabad during MCD election in New Delhi.

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Family members of BJP worker Jai Prakash Yadav (inset) mourn after he was stabbed to death allegedly by some people in Lal Bagh in New Delhi.

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Victory lap Uddhav celebrates the Sena win

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Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray reacts as he greets the winning candidates during a press conference after the party emerged as the largest party in the Municipal elections in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena workers celebrate the party's win in the corporation elections in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena women workers celebrate their party's victory in the corporation elections in Thane, Mumbai.

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NCP candidates celebrate with supporters after their victory in civic polls in Karad, Maharashtra.

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Lyricist Javed Akhtar with wife Shabana Azmi show their inked fingers after voting for BMC elections at Dilkhush School in Mumbai.

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Mumbai municipal polls are seeing some recycling of what can perhaps be called Twitter witticisms. First came an ad from the Shiv Sena (with a typo), and then the response from the Congress.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithivraj Chavan addresses an municipal council elections rally at Gondavale in Satara district of Maharashtra.

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Me too Pallavi Mungakar, an ‘apolitical’ candidate

Self-help A rally for the BMC polls in Lalbaug, Mumbai

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Congress MPs Gurudas Kamat, Priya Dutt and others participate in a party workers meeting ahead of the Municipal elections in Mumbai on Thursday evening.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa shows her election identity card before casting her vote during two-phase civic polls in the state, in Chennai.

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi before casting his vote during two-phase civic polls in the state, in Chennai.

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Congress supporters celebrate the party's win in the Gandhinagar civic polls.

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Cut out for victory Overjoyed TMC supporters after the civic polls win

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A Trinamool Congress party supporter walks with party flags on a street near the residence of party leader Mamata Banerjee in Calcutta. After a landslide victory in municipality elections in West Bengal state, Banerjee Wednesday demanded immediate state elections saying that Left Front led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) has lost all right to continue in power,

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The exultant face of victory: Railway minister and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee speaks during a news conference at her home after her party's victory in the municipality elections, in Calcutta. After a landslide victory in municipality elections in West Bengal, Banerjee demanded immediate state elections saying that Left Front led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) has lost all right to continue in power

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Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee displays the victory sign at the entrance of her home after her party's victory in the municipality elections, in Calcutta. After a landslide victory in municipality elections in West Benga, Banerjee Wednesday demanded immediate state elections saying that Left Front major Communist Party of India (Marxist) has lost all right to continue in power

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Trinamool Congress party supporters celebrate the party’s victory in the municipality elections, in Calcutta.

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Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee displays the victory sign at the entrance of her home after her party’s victory in the municipality elections, in Calcutta. After a landslide victory in municipality elections in West Bengal, Banerjee demanded immediate state elections saying that Left Front major CPI(m) has lost all right to continue in power, according to a news agency.

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A vendor displays sweets with different political symbols at his shop to attract customers ahead of the Municipal Corporation elections in Kolkata.

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