The Indian elections
Polling in the Indian Elections has started. Nearly 30 major political parties and hundreds of smaller groups are campaigning in the colourful elections in the world's largest democracy.
Lallu Bhai Patel from Gloucester has been visiting India every year for the last 22 years.
In this extract he explains to BBC Gloucestershire’s Manny Masih what he feels the main issues are when it comes to this election…