Voting Continues In World's Biggest Democracy

Indian voters are processed so they can cast their ballot at a local polling station in the village of Sambhar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on April 17. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Today is another election day in India.

In terms of seats up for grabs — 122 — it’s actually the biggest day of polling in the six-week long process.

The governing Congress Party is facing a strong challenge from the Hindu nationalist BJP. One of the states voting today is Rajastan, in western India.

The BBC’s Sanjoy Majumder reports.

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  • Sanjoy Majumder, India correspondent for BBC News. He tweets @BBCSanjoyM.
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