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Millions of Indians vote in the third and largest phase of a shifted general election Tuesday, including Prime Minister Narendra Modiwho cast his vote in his homeland Gujarat. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows his ink-marked finger after voting outside a polling station during the third stage of the parliamentary elections in Ahmedabad, India [Amit Dave/Reuters] In total, 1 88 million voters are eligible to vote in 117 constituencies during the day over 15 states and federally managed territories. Nearly 24 percent of the people had voted at 12, said India's electoral commission. More than 900 million Indians are expected to elect 543 members to Parliament's lower parliament or Lok Sabha. The election, which has seven phases, began on 11 April and ends on May 19. Votes are counted May 23. In Gujarat, Modi first met his mother early in the morning and then riding in an open jeep, surrounded by hundreds of spectators, to vote his voice shortly after 8:00 am (0230 GMT) – the opening hours of the investigations. "IED is a terrorist weapon, and voters are a weapon of democracy," he told scratches after voting, referring to improvised explosive devices and voter identification cards. "I think the voter's ID is much more powerful than an IED." The election is seen as a referendum on Modi's five-year rule. He has adopted a nationalist route that is trying to win most Hindu votes by drawing up a tough stance against neighboring Pakistan. Economic Abuse The opposition challenges him over…

Millions of Indians vote in the third and largest phase of a shifted general election Tuesday, including Prime Minister Narendra Modiwho cast his vote in his homeland Gujarat.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows his ink-marked finger after voting outside a polling station during the third stage of the parliamentary elections in Ahmedabad, India [Amit Dave/Reuters]

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88 million voters are eligible to vote in 117 constituencies during the day over 15 states and federally managed territories.

Nearly 24 percent of the people had voted at 12, said India’s electoral commission.

More than 900 million Indians are expected to elect 543 members to Parliament’s lower parliament or Lok Sabha.

The election, which has seven phases, began on 11 April and ends on May 19. Votes are counted May 23.

In Gujarat, Modi first met his mother early in the morning and then riding in an open jeep, surrounded by hundreds of spectators, to vote his voice shortly after 8:00 am (0230 GMT) – the opening hours of the investigations.

“IED is a terrorist weapon, and voters are a weapon of democracy,” he told scratches after voting, referring to improvised explosive devices and voter identification cards.

“I think the voter’s ID is much more powerful than an IED.”

The election is seen as a referendum on Modi’s five-year rule. He has adopted a nationalist route that is trying to win most Hindu votes by drawing up a tough stance against neighboring Pakistan.

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The opposition challenges him over a high unemployment rate of 6.1 percent and the farmers’ distress is compounded by low crops.

“This is a kind of inflation point,” says Rahul Verma, a colleague at the New Delhi-based Tank Research Center for Policy Research.

So far, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party BJP) has aggressively pushed Modi’s national security record, as it aims to offset the opposition’s allegations of financial abuse, insufficient job creation and widespread farming.

“I think employment, sustainable development and common harmony should be the main priorities for future government,” said Ubaidullah Mohyideen, 26, who voted Tuesday in Kerala Wayanad, one of the two leaders of the Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi, goes against. [19659005] Modi mentioned a rally in western Maharashtra on Monday, and indicated the Sri Lanka attacks that killed more than 320 people. He said India’s security had improved after his government came into power in 2014. “Friends, remember what India’s situation was before 2014,” Modi said. “Weren’t bombs that went out in different corners of the country every other day?”

Verma said that Modi’s repeated references to the Sri Lanka attacks were a sign that the BJP would double the security problem for the remainder of the election campaign, which the Prime Minister began as a front runner among escalated tensions with neighboring Pakistan.

Voting in India is powered by electronic voting machines or EVM, a system that was first introduced in 1982. More than 2.3 million EVM will be used in the 2019 election compared to 1.8 million in 2014.

To check incorrectly Games, vehicles that transport the EVMs will be equipped with GPS devices to monitor their movements.

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