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    India's most populous state goes to the polls

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, is going to the polls on Wednesday to pick members of the state government.

    A sixth of the country's voters live in the state and how they vote locally matters nationally.

    The state has 80 seats in the national parliament, and a good showing here is crucial for the national ruling coalition's grip on power.

    The election is also being seen as a mid-term report card on the country's federal government which has been accused of corruption.

    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Noida.