Indian elections: World's biggest democratic election explained

In this seven-phase election, 900 million people will vote to determine who will be the country's next ruling party.

    Voters in India begin casting their ballots on Thursday in the world's biggest election.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a second term.

    But results will be a long-time coming, with voting spread over several weeks.

    Al Jazeera's Priyanka Gupta explains.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Remembering Chernobyl

    Remembering Chernobyl

    The fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion remains as politicised as ever, 28 years on.