The general election, which has seven phases, began on April 11 and will end on May 19. Votes will be counted on May 23. [File: Anuwar Hazarika/Reuters]

Voting has started in the third and largest phase of India’s staggered general election, including in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat and southern Kerala, where opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi is contesting.

Tuesday’s voting for 117 parliamentary seats in 13 states and two Union Territories means polls are half done for 543 seats in the lower house of Parliament.

In all, 188 million voters are eligible to cast ballots in 117 constituencies during the day – across 15 states and federally controlled territories.

The general election, which has seven phases, began on

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