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India: Rich and poor vote in Mumbai, city of contrasts

India, Mumbai
April 24, 2014 at 08:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

India: Rich and poor vote in Mumbai, city of contrasts

Residents of Mumbai crowded the local polling stations on Thursday, marking the start of the sixth phase of the Indian general elections.

Voters cast their ballots at various polling stations throughout the city, including Dharavi, Malabar Hill, Peddar Road and Bandra West. Though Mumbai is one of the wealthiest cities in India, the divide between rich and poor is stark. The district of Bandra West, dubbed 'Queen of the Suburbs,' houses many of India's most famous Bollywood actors, while the neighbouring district of Dharavi is one of the largest slums in the world.

The nation's electoral process has been divided into nine phases that will span a period of five weeks, from April 7 until May 12, and votes will be counted on May 16.

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India: Rich and poor vote in Mumbai, city of contrasts

Residents of Mumbai crowded the local polling stations on Thursday, marking the start of the sixth phase of the Indian general elections.

Voters cast their ballots at various polling stations throughout the city, including Dharavi, Malabar Hill, Peddar Road and Bandra West. Though Mumbai is one of the wealthiest cities in India, the divide between rich and poor is stark. The district of Bandra West, dubbed 'Queen of the Suburbs,' houses many of India's most famous Bollywood actors, while the neighbouring district of Dharavi is one of the largest slums in the world.

The nation's electoral process has been divided into nine phases that will span a period of five weeks, from April 7 until May 12, and votes will be counted on May 16.

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