April 6, 2014

A Mega Battle for India's Secular Soul

Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star

The Associated Press

It is billed as the biggest election on Earth. In the world’s largest democracy, an electorate of 815 million will troop up to 930,000 polling stations in 28 states in nine phases over five weeks, starting Monday and ending May 12. If vote counting goes as swiftly and accurately as has been the norm in India, results will be announced May 16. Then would begin the real tamasha (show, entertainment, drama) over who would form the next government.

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