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May 03, 2021 / 12:02 AM IST

Puducherry Election Results 2021 Highlights: NDA to form govt in Puducherry, wins 16 assembly seats

Puducherry Assembly Election Results 2021 Highlights: The single-phase Assembly polling in Puducherry was concluded on April 6 with a voter turnout of 81.70 percent, according to Election Commission data. A total of 820,446 voters cast their votes out of 1,004,197 registered voters in the whole Union Territory.

Puducherry Election Result Highlights: Counting of votes started at 8 am in 75 counting centres across the state and all arrangements are in place to smoothly conduct the exercise, which are monitored by observers. All arrangements are in place for counting of votes today as per COVID-19 guidelines for the Assembly polls held on April 6 in Puducherry as political parties

anxiously await the results. Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo participated in a virtual meet chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, who reviewed the counting arrangments in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Also Read: All arrangements in place for counting of votes in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

In the union territory of Puducherry, the former Chief Minister N Rangaswamy-led All India NR Congress-BJP-AIADMK alliance and Congress-DMK combine are the key contenders for power.

A post-poll survey of the Union Territory of Puducherry suggests a regime change as All India N.R. Congress (AINRC), which is a part of NDA, looks set to form the next government.

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The Republic exit poll showed comfortable majority for NDA, which is seen winning 16-20 seats, while the Congress-led UPA is likely to get 11-13 seats in the 30-seat assembly.

Also Read: Puducherry Exit Poll Results 2021: NDA likely to form next government; to get 16-20 seats, predicts Republic CNX Exit Poll

The Union Territory is witnessing a direct contest between the UPA and NDA. The AINRC contested 16 of the total 30 constituencies, BJP on nine seats and the AIADMK on five seats. The Congress fought on 14 seats and supported an independent candidate in Yanam. The DMK has fielded candidates in 13 seats. The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) contested one seat each.

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Indian National Congress had won 15 seats with a vote share of 30.60 percent, AINRC 8 (28.1% vote share), AIADMK 4 (16.8%), DMK 2 (8.9%) and independents 1 (7.9%) in the 2016 Legislative Assembly election.

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The Chief Minister V Narayanasamy-led government in the UT lost majority in February 22 after seven MLAs quit one after another and stepped down from the CM post. Narayanasamy did not contest the 2021 election as he wanted to coordinate poll-related works in the party.

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Read all the updates on Puducherry Election Result here
  • May 02, 2021 / 11:40 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result Live Updates | Former CM N. Rangasamy loses Yanam Assembly seat by 655 votes

    Former CM and AINRC N. Rangasamy lost the 2021 Puducherry Assembly Elections from Yanam to independent candidate Gollapalli Srinivas Ashok by 655 votes.

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  • May 02, 2021 / 10:12 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | NDA wins 13 seats, leads in 3 seats; crosses magic simple majority

    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 13 seats and was leading in three assembly segments, while the Congress-DMK-led alliance won in five seats and leading in three seats in the Puducherry Assembly elections.

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  • May 02, 2021 / 09:57 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result Live Updates | DMK’s R. Siva wins Villianur seat by 6950 votes

    DMK candidate R. Siva wins 2021 Puducherry Assembly Elections from Villianur, defeating AINRC candidate S.V. Sugumaran by 6950 votes.

  • May 02, 2021 / 09:19 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | AINRC emerges single-largest party in Puducherry; DMK comes at second

    All India N.R. Congress (AINRC) emerged as the single-largest party, winning 10 seats where elections were held on April 6. DMK which fought in alliance with Congress came a close second with winning 3 seats and leading in three.

  • May 02, 2021 / 09:04 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result Live Updates | Congress’ Ramesh Parambath wins Mahe seat by 300 votes

    Congress candidate Ramesh Parambath wins 2021 Puducherry Assembly Elections from Mahe, defeating Independent candidate N. Haridasan Master by 300 votes.

  • May 02, 2021 / 08:22 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | NDA leading in 15 seats; touches halfway mark

    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 12 seats and was leading in 3 assembly segments, while the Congress-DMK-led alliance won in five seats and leading in two seats in the Puducherry Assembly elections.

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  • May 02, 2021 / 07:46 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | NDA leading in 14 seats; move closer to majority mark

    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 11 seats and was leading in 3 assembly segments, while the Congress-DMK-led alliance won in five seats and leading in one seat in the Puducherry Assembly elections.

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