Assembly Elections 2012

Oct 30, 2012, 16:54 PM IST
Supporters of BJP wear masks depicting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Indian scholar Swami Vivekananda during the conclusion of Modi`s month-long Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra in Ahmadabad.
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Supporters of BJP wear masks depicting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Indian scholar Swami Vivekananda during the conclusion of Modi`s month-long Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra in Ahmadabad.

A worker lays out a flag with a portrait of Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi at a workshop preparing election campaign material, ahead of state elections in Ahmadabad.
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A worker lays out a flag with a portrait of Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi at a workshop preparing election campaign material, ahead of state elections in Ahmadabad.

Narendra Modi is presented a garland on his arrival for an election rally at Kangra in Himachal Pradesh.
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Narendra Modi is presented a garland on his arrival for an election rally at Kangra in Himachal Pradesh.

Congress party president Sonia Gandhi arrives to address an election rally in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.
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Congress party president Sonia Gandhi arrives to address an election rally in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Sonia Gandhi, is presented with a traditional cap and a shawl by former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, as she arrives to address an election rally in Kangra.
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Sonia Gandhi, is presented with a traditional cap and a shawl by former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, as she arrives to address an election rally in Kangra.

Women stand in a queue to cast their vote at a school serving as a polling station for the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections in Dharmsala.
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Women stand in a queue to cast their vote at a school serving as a polling station for the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections in Dharmsala.

An Indian votes at a polling center for the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections in Dharmsala.
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An Indian votes at a polling center for the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections in Dharmsala.

A woman helps an elderly relative in front of an electronic machine to cast her vote for the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections in Dharmsala.
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A woman helps an elderly relative in front of an electronic machine to cast her vote for the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections in Dharmsala.

An elderly person in a traditional Himachali cap is helped by an official to put his thumb impression before casting his vote for the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections in Dharmsala.
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An elderly person in a traditional Himachali cap is helped by an official to put his thumb impression before casting his vote for the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections in Dharmsala.

Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi poses with former Deputy Chief Minister and Congress party leader Narhari Amin after Amin joined the BJP in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi poses with former Deputy Chief Minister and Congress party leader Narhari Amin after Amin joined the BJP in Ahmadabad.

A projection shows a three-dimensional holographic image of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressing people as part of an election campaign at Dholka.
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A projection shows a three-dimensional holographic image of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressing people as part of an election campaign at Dholka.

Supporters of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi wearing his masks gesture during a public meeting Modi addressed before filing his nomination for state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Supporters of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi wearing his masks gesture during a public meeting Modi addressed before filing his nomination for state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is presented with a garland of roses during a public meeting before filing his nomination for state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is presented with a garland of roses during a public meeting before filing his nomination for state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Policemen show their election identification cards to photographer as they stand in a queue to receive their postal ballot as part of a special arrangement made by the election commission for the upcoming assembly elections, in Ahmadabad.
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Policemen show their election identification cards to photographer as they stand in a queue to receive their postal ballot as part of a special arrangement made by the election commission for the upcoming assembly elections, in Ahmadabad.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh waves as he addresses an election rally for upcoming state assembly elections at Vansada, in South Gujarat.
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh waves as he addresses an election rally for upcoming state assembly elections at Vansada, in South Gujarat.

A bride holds her election identification card as she pledges to vote in the upcoming state assembly elections, during a mass marriage in Ahmadabad.
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A bride holds her election identification card as she pledges to vote in the upcoming state assembly elections, during a mass marriage in Ahmadabad.

Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi flashes a victory sign to crowd during an election campaign rally in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi flashes a victory sign to crowd during an election campaign rally in Ahmadabad.

Sonia Gandhi smiles as she receives a garland during an election campaign rally for the upcoming state assembly elections, at Siddhpur in North Gujarat.
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Sonia Gandhi smiles as she receives a garland during an election campaign rally for the upcoming state assembly elections, at Siddhpur in North Gujarat.

Supporter of India`s ruling Congress party wave party flags at a campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Sanand in Gujarat.
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Supporter of India`s ruling Congress party wave party flags at a campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Sanand in Gujarat.

Rahul Gandhi waves to the crowd as he is presented with a huge rose garland after he arrived at a campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Sanand in Gujarat.
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Rahul Gandhi waves to the crowd as he is presented with a huge rose garland after he arrived at a campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Sanand in Gujarat.

Rahul Gandhi speaks at a campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Sanand in Gujarat.
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Rahul Gandhi speaks at a campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Sanand in Gujarat.

A polling official, right, marks on the index finger of a woman voter with indelible ink before she casts her vote at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.
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A polling official, right, marks on the index finger of a woman voter with indelible ink before she casts her vote at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.

Indian Para-military force soldiers stand guard as Indian voters stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.
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Indian Para-military force soldiers stand guard as Indian voters stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.

Women stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.
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Women stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.

A woman polling official marks on the index finger of a physically challenged voter with indelible ink before he casts his vote at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.
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A woman polling official marks on the index finger of a physically challenged voter with indelible ink before he casts his vote at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.

Women stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.
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Women stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.

Congress party President Sonia Gandhi greets people during an election campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state Assembly elections at Kalol near Ahmadabad.
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Congress party President Sonia Gandhi greets people during an election campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state Assembly elections at Kalol near Ahmadabad.

Congress party President Sonia Gandhi adjusts the hood of her sari during an election campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state Assembly elections at Kalol near Ahmadabad.
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Congress party President Sonia Gandhi adjusts the hood of her sari during an election campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state Assembly elections at Kalol near Ahmadabad.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally for state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally for state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally for state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally for state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Supporters of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi listen to a speech during an election campaign rally for state assembly elections at Prantij in Ahmadabad.
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Supporters of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi listen to a speech during an election campaign rally for state assembly elections at Prantij in Ahmadabad.

Supporters of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi listen to a speech during an election campaign rally for state assembly elections at Prantij in Ahmadabad.
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Supporters of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi listen to a speech during an election campaign rally for state assembly elections at Prantij in Ahmadabad.

An Indian man on election duty arranges electronic voting machines as others complete formalities ahead of the second phase of voting for the Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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An Indian man on election duty arranges electronic voting machines as others complete formalities ahead of the second phase of voting for the Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi, in orange at bottom, is mobbed by his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi, in orange at bottom, is mobbed by his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi gestures as he greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi gestures as he greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi, in orange at bottom, greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi, in orange at bottom, greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

An Indian woman casts her vote during the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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An Indian woman casts her vote during the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Paramilitary soldiers stand guard as Indian men stand in queue to cast their votes for the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Paramilitary soldiers stand guard as Indian men stand in queue to cast their votes for the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

An elderly Indian woman sits on the footrest of a scooter as she leaves after casting her vote for the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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An elderly Indian woman sits on the footrest of a scooter as she leaves after casting her vote for the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Indian supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holding Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi posters celebrate as they react to early reports that their party leads in the Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Indian supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holding Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi posters celebrate as they react to early reports that their party leads in the Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

An Indian supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wears a mask of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi while celebrating to early reports stating their party is leading in the Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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An Indian supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wears a mask of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi while celebrating to early reports stating their party is leading in the Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hold posters of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi while celebrating to early reports stating their party is leading in the Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hold posters of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi while celebrating to early reports stating their party is leading in the Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

A supporter carries a portrait and wears a mask of Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi during the victory celebrations of the assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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A supporter carries a portrait and wears a mask of Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi during the victory celebrations of the assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) carries a portrait of Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi as he celebrates the victory of their party in Gujarat assembly elections in Hyderabad.
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A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) carries a portrait of Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi as he celebrates the victory of their party in Gujarat assembly elections in Hyderabad.

Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi greets supporters during the celebrations of Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi greets supporters during the celebrations of Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi, receives a garland during the victory celebrations of Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi, receives a garland during the victory celebrations of Gujarat assembly elections in Ahmadabad.