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India Polls: Modi urges record turnout on final election day

Published on May 11, 2014 2:27 PM
 
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party leader and Gujrat Chief Minister Narendra Modi dellivers a speech at Barasat in eastern India during an election campaign on May 7, 2014. India's frontrunner for prime minister urged voters to turn out in record numbers to throw the scandal-plagued Congress party from power as a bitter, marathon election campaign drew to a close. -- PHOTO: EPA

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's frontrunner for prime minister Narendra Modi urged voters to turn out in record numbers to throw the scandal-plagued Congress party from power as a bitter, marathon election campaign drew to a close.

Mr Modi, from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, made his final appeal to voters before the last round of voting on Monday in the world's biggest election expected to catapult the Hindu nationalist hardliner to power.

"People are tired of false promises, corruption and the same old tape-recorded messages ridden with dynastic references only to hide one's own failure," Mr Modi said in a blog late Saturday.

"They want a better tomorrow and NDA is the only alliance that can provide this change," he said, referring to a BJP-led National Democratic Alliance coalition.

 
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