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India to kick off world's biggest election on April 7

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL ROUGH CUT. (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: India's mammoth parliamentary election will start on April 7, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday (March 5), kicking off a race that will pit charismatic Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi against the unpopular Nehru-Gandhi family's ruling Congress party. India's Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said 814 million people will be eligible to vote, a number larger than the population of Europe, making this the biggest election the world has ever seen. Results are due to be announced on May 16. Sampath announced the dates along with two Election Commissioners H.S. Brahma and S.N.A. Zaidi at the venue of the news conference in New Delhi. "The first day of poll shall be on 7th April 2014. This is held in two states and number of parliamentary constituencies covered will be six. The next date of poll is 9th April which will cover five sta

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