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Election officials sail boats, trek hills to carry voting machines

The Lok Sabha elections will see PM Narendra Modi’s bid to retain power at the Centre. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will try and revive fortunes of his party which was reduced to 44 seats in the 2014 General Elections.

Election officials sail boats, trek hills to carry voting machines

Election officials sailed boats and ships, trekked through dense forest and summited mountains to carry voting machines to even the most remote parts of India for national elections. (AP)

Election officials sail boats, trek hills to carry voting machines

The general elections are scheduled to be held in seven phases, with the next phase due on April 18. It will cover 97 constituencies across 13 states. (AP)

Election officials sail boats, trek hills to carry voting machines

Voting occurred in constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories in the first of the mega seven-phase general elections. (AP)

Election officials sail boats, trek hills to carry voting machines

The Lok Sabha elections will see Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bid to retain power at the Centre. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will try and revive fortunes of his party which was reduced to 44 seats in the 2014 General Elections. (AP)

Election officials sail boats, trek hills to carry voting machines

The election officials and paramilitary soldiers with election materials board on a country boat to cross the river Brahmaputra on the eve of the first phase of general election in Majuli, Assam. (AP)