Indian elections: Modi comes to Varanasi, April 24

May 12, 2014 at 9:39 am

Today is the last day of voting in India, the world’s biggest exercise in democracy with 814 million voters. Opposition BJP leader Narendra Modi is largely expected to win, although he is facing strong opposition from Mr Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party who vows to fight India’s rampant corruption. Opinion polls with such a large number of voters is unlikely to be exact though.Voting started on April 7th and ends today in the sacred city of Varanasi where seats are still to be decided.

On April 24 Modi came to Varanasi to file his nomination. I did not attempt to see the man in person as the crowds and security would’ve simply been too much to deal with. However, I did randomly bump into a group of BJP supporters all equipped with badges, masks and other paraphernalia to promote Modi’s campaign. By the end of the day I had a small series of shots, each containing a trace of Modi’s campaign. 

Modi supporter

Modi badge

Modi in the shop

Modi street scene

Defaced Modi

Modi doubles

Modi tools

Young Modi

Modi and Elephant

Modi and tea

Modi t-shirt

Modi Banquet

For further reading on the election, have a look here