After 34 years in power, the Left has had to give way to the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. Mamata Banerjee's call for 'Paribortan', or change, was answered leading Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to resign as Chief Minister.
Speaking in local languages, chatting with voters over a cup of tea, sporting his saffron turban... The BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has reached out to the electorate in a marathon series of rallies even before the polls were announced. A look at the 'NaMo' juggernaut across the country.