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India elections

Four politicians to watch in Indian elections Modi is seen to win

Ruling BJP aims to clinch over 400 seats for alliance it leads

Supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi await his arrival in Ghaziabad, India, on April 6.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- As India gets ready for a multi-phase national vote kicking off on Friday, all eyes are on the fate of top politicians who are hoping to play a key role after the elections in the South Asian nation of nearly 970 million registered voters.

The voting in the seven-phase general election in the world's most populous country ends on June 1, while counting takes place on June 4. The last two general elections, in 2019 and 2014, achieved record-breaking voter turnout of 67.4% and 66.4%, respectively.

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