Polling opens in fourth phase of India’s general election

The fourth phase of voting in India’s mammoth general election has got underway.

Polling for 72 seats opened in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Orissa, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Indian-administered Kashmir.

India's financial and entertainment capital Mumbai is also voting in the phase.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies won 56 out of these 72 seats in the 2014 elections.

The BJP's mission to form a government largely depends on how many seats it manages to retain in this phase.

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