The many colours of Elections 2014

Updated: April 08, 2014 17:17 IST
Voting for the next government in India has begun and election fever has griped the nation.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Salamat Ali, a supporter of Samajvadi Party (SP) holds the party symbol, a (miniature) bicycle as he campaigns for the party in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
The many colours of Elections 2014
A police officer walks past portraits of Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, and her son, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign rally addressed by Sonia Gandhi in Balasore, about 200 kilometers from Bhubaneswar.
The many colours of Elections 2014
A worker arranges campaign material featuring BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a printing press in Ahmadabad.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Congress party supporters hold party flags and walk homewards after attending a rally for Rahul Gandhi. The Congress Vice President filed his nomination for the ongoing general elections in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.
The many colours of Elections 2014
BJP supporters participate in a roadshow for BJP leader LK Advani at Bavla town, some 30 kms from Ahmedabad.
The many colours of Elections 2014
A worker holds cut-outs of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal for sale outside his shop in Jalandhar.
The many colours of Elections 2014
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses the public via a 3D projection as part of his election campaign in Ahmedabad.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Flower Shower: Supporters welcome Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayama Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav. She contesting the election from Kannauj.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Rajubhai Parekh, 51, a supporter of Narendra Modi rolls on the road towards Mahakali temple to pray for Modi's victory in the upcoming general elections, in Ahmedabad.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Puri Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Elections 2014 with a message Your Vote Matters.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Where are you headed?
A cutout of Congress party Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi being carried away after a storm caused damages at a rally venue in Kolkata.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Modi-goggles: A worker poses with election publicity material, which has the portrait of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the party symbol, at a printing press near Ahmedabad.
The many colours of Elections 2014
A supporter of Aam Admi Party (AAP) participates in a road show with party leader Arvind Kejriwal and AAP candidate for Northwest Delhi constituency Rakhi Birla in New Delhi.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Face off: A shopkeeper sets up election paraphernalia ahead of polls.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Congress supporters wear masks of the party's election candidate from the Bangalore South Constituency, Nandan Nilekani, at rally held by Rahul Gandhi in Bangalore.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Election campaign material with pictures of Narendra Modi at a printing press near Ahmedabad.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Writing on the wall: A defiant Trinamool Congress takes on both BJP and Congress in West Bengal. Will the Mamta wave continue, opinion polls seem to be in her favour.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Game of thrones: People's Democratic Party supporters cover themselves with plastic chairs against rain as they listen to their leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at an election campaign in Jammu.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Supporters put on Modi masks to show support for the BJP prime ministerial candidate.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Last man standing: will the tea-seller boy on trains be India's next Prime Minister?
The many colours of Elections 2014
The Congress party flag flies over a supporter as he arrives to take part in an election rally held by Rahul Gandhi in Bangalore.
The many colours of Elections 2014
Flag off: A worker arranges campaign material being printed for India's ruling Congress party at a workshop in Ahmedabad.
The many colours of Elections 2014
From supporters to naysayers: a graffiti that takes on all political parties.

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