Puducherry like all the Union Territories has also one representation in the Lok Sabha. But it is distinct in the way that it has its own legislature.
Indian National Congress has been the dominant force in the Lok Sabha elections. It has won the former French colony nine times including the 2009 General Elections. AIADMK, PMK and DMK have won the seat at least one time each.
The 2014 Lok Sabha polls will see an intense contest among the AIADMK, DMK, PMK and Congress party. AIADMK, DMK and PMK have already announced their candidates. While the AIADMK’s candidate is V Omalingam, the DMK has chosen AMH Hazim and PMK has fielded RKR Anantharaman.
Senior Congress leader V Narayanswamy currently represents Puducherry in the Lok Sabha. This time Narayanswamy faces a tough battle.
Over 80% people exercised their franchise in Puducherry.