8 Killed in India Election Violence

From Reuters

At least eight people were killed and 130 injured today as three of India's 24 states went to the polls in elections considered Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's toughest popularity test yet, the Press Trust of India reported.

PTI said all the killings took place in the southern state of Kerala in clashes between supporters of the ruling coalition led by Gandhi's Congress (I) Party and a Communist-led front. There was also scattered violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir, the two other states where polling took place in elections for state assemblies.

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