India Elections: 900 million head to the polls

India's general election will begin on April 11, with voters poised to decide whether to renew their faith in nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Politicians are already in campaign mode for what is the world's largest exercise in democracy, with about 900 million people eligible to cast a ballot. Indians will be voting for the 545-seat lower house of parliament -- called the Lok Sabha -- with polling unfolding over seven phases around the country until May 19, with votes counted on May 23.