Hello, and welcome to the BBC's live coverage of the first day of voting in India in six weeks Voters from around the country participate in the largest elections the world has ever seen.
It's 07:00 local time in India's capital Delhi, and polling stations have just opened.
Today, in 170,664 polling stations in 18 states and two Union territories, 142 million people are eligible to vote.
So we expect long lines like this:
We will update you regularly bring our correspondents from all over the country. Stay tuned!