India votes 2019: Hindu nationalist bombing suspect on ballot

India's ruling party fields an ultra-nationalist Hindu candidate facing terrorism charges, as the sixth phase of national elections gets underway.

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    Polls have opened in India for the sixth phase of the country's parliamentary elections.

    A ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate has been getting a lot of attention.

    Pragya Thakur is running on an ultranationalist Hindu platform despite facing terrorism charges in connection with a 2008 mosque bombing that killed six people.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from the city of Bhopal.


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