Millions of people in India are voting in state elections this week and until March 7.
Ballots will be cast across five states.
Among them, the most populous – Uttar Pradesh.
Results there are seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party – indicating how people may vote during the next national elections.
So, how will these state elections shape his political future?
And what will that mean for democracy in India?
Presenter: Kim Vinell
Sudhanshu Mittal, politician and senior leader in Bharatiya Janata Party
Thulasi K Raj, lawyer at Supreme Court of India and High Court of Kerala
Fatima Khan, journalist at The Quint