India Votes in Fourth Phase of General Elections

Thursday’s fourth round of India’s staggered general election saw millions of people cast votes in seven states and in the federally-administered capital, New Delhi. Polling to choose a new parliament will be completed next week. after one more round of voting, and results will be counted on May 16.     
In the suburb of Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, voters turned up early  to cast votes before the scorching midday heat set in.

In this booming business hub, many people are voting on bread-and-butter issues like the economy and jobs. Suchorit Bhattacharya say they want a new government to focus on issues such as poor infrastructure.

“In spite of the swanky buildings, the roads are bad. Electricity, water, you have security. Those should be tackled,” said Bhattacharya. “It is high time that leaders should take note of it.” 

But, in adjoining villages, the picture is different. Here, many voters are choosing to support candidates or parties which represent their caste.

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