India votes in penultimate phase of general election

Amman, Voters in Delhi and elsewhere in India’s north on Sunday casted their ballots in the second-to-last round of a seven-phase general election, with the opposition seeking a united stand to deny Prime Minister Narendra Modi a second term, according to Reuters.

It added that more than 100 million people across seven states are eligible to vote in the sixth phase of the 39-day-long poll, which Modi began on April 11 as front-runner after an escalation of tension with neighboring Pakistan.

“Votes will be counted on May 23” the news agency added.

Political analysts say that state-based and caste-driven parties could be decisive in determining the make-up of the next government, as a lack of new jobs and weak farm prices have hurt the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Source: Jordan News Agency