Puducherry registers estimated 85 per cent polling
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 23:33
Puducherry: The Union Territory of Puducherry on Wednesday registered an estimated 85 per cent polling in elections for its 30-member assembly.

District Election Officer Ragesh Chandra told PTI that polling went off peacefully. He said Yanam "as usual topped the list with highest percentage of polling among all the four regions of the Union Territory". The percentage of polling in Yanam, an enclave of Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh, was 95.54.

The total voters strength of the Union Territory is about 8.10 lakhs and the larger turnout, particularly of women, in rural and semi-urban areas is a demonstration of enthusiastic participation of the electorates.

The Union Territory Assembly has a total of 30 seats spread over Puducherry (23), Karaikal (five), Mahe and Yanam (one each). The 2006 assembly polls registered an 85.46 percent of polling. Counting of votes is slated for May 13.


First Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 23:33

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