Polls open across India

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Polls open today in India, the world's biggest democracy. With over 714 million expected participants the country's historic elections will run for several weeks with results expected sometime in May. But helping expedite the elections is electronic voting, available for the first time across the nation — even in villages with no electricity. For more we are joined Nazes Afroz, who is South Asia editor at the BBC World Service.

Follow the action at Vote Report India

Here's The Takeaway contributor Linda Blake's video of some of the political fanfare in Hyderabad, India:

Guests:

Nazes Afroz and Linda Blake

Contributors:

Stephanie Hughes

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