PM Modi files nomination papers in India’s general election

PM Modi files nomination papers in India's general election

Modi was flanked Friday by Amit Shah, president of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janta Party, and several state chief ministers.Modi arrived at the local election office after offering prayers at a local temple. As his car passed, people shouted slogans such as “Har Har Modi, or, Hail Modi!

Voting in three of the seven phases of the election have finished. Voting concludes on May 19 and counting is scheduled for May 23.

Varanasi goes to polls on May 19.

The election is seen as a referendum on Modi and his party.

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