Voting starts in final phase of India's election

Electronic voting machines being carried to an election material distribution centre on the eve of the final phase of general election in Kolkata on May 11, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Electronic voting machines being carried to an election material distribution centre on the eve of the final phase of general election in Kolkata on May 11, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

VARANASI (AFP) - Polls opened on Monday in the final phase of India's marathon election, with long queues already forming outside some polling stations in the ancient holy city of Varanasi.

At the C.M. Anglo-Bengali Primary School in the old part of Varanasi, the first voter cast his ballot as polls opened at 7am local time with another 30 to 40 people waiting in line.