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Business and Bollywood vote in India’s election

AFP | Mumbai, India

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A parade of India’s business and entertainment elite went to the polls yesterday as the financial capital Mumbai voted in the latest round of the country’s six-week election. Modi,73, is widely expected to win a third term when the election concludes early next month.

N. Chandrasekaran, the chairman of Tata Sons, a sprawling Indian conglomerate with interests ranging from cars and software to salt and tea, cast his ballot at a polling station in an upper-class Mumbai neighborhood.

“It’s a great privilege to have the opportunity to vote,” he told reporters. Asia’s richest man, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, also voted at the same polling station, accompanied by his wife, son, and a media scrum, posing to show his ink-stained finger.

Anand Mahindra, chairman of the eponymous automaker, told news agency PTI after voting: “If you look at the world around us, there is so much uncertainty, there is such instability, there’s terror, there’s war.