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Photo Journal: India's state elections
Broad vision

I begin by reminding them that 1 December is the most important day in their lives. On that day, they have the right to choose their representative.

I tell them also that it is not an election to vote in a village headman, not a decision about who digs the well in the background. It is much bigger than that.

It is a vote to develop the region, to strengthen their links with other parts of the state. I urge them to broaden their vision. They know my record as district president now it is their turn to judge me.

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