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Puducherry Lok Sabha Elections

Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency is the only constituency in the Union Territory of Puducherry. As per the implementation of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of India in 1962, Pondicherry became a Union Territory.

The Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency is not reserved for Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes candidates. According to the 2011 Census, the total population here is 12,47,953. Literacy rate is also high, which is 85.85%.

The electors in the Puducherry Lok Sabha Constituency will cast their votes on April 18 in the second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election.

R Radhakrishnan of the All India NR Congress (AINRC) is the sitting member of Parliament from the Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency.

In the 2014 Lok Saha polls, R Radhakrishnan was elected from this seat.

The AINRC candidate defeated V Narayanasamy from Indian National Congress (INC) by a margin of 60,854 votes.

The candidates from All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Pattali Makkal Katchi(PMK), Communist Party of India (CPI) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also competed for this seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the primary electoral contest for the seat is between the AINRC, AIADMK, DMK, CPI, All India Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress.

Lok Sabha election 2019 will take place in seven phases across the country – on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The results would be declared on May 23.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Ve. Vaithilingam INC

Won

444981
Dr. Narayanasamy Kesavan AINRC

Lost

247956
Dr.M.A.S. Subramanian MNM

Lost

38068
N.Sharmila Begum NTK

Lost

22857
Nota NOTA

Lost

12199
N. Tamizh Marane IND

Lost

4791
M.Krishnamurthy IND

Lost

3579
A.G.Pathimaraj BSP

Lost

2689
Ims. Balaji Naikar IND

Lost

2546
K.Arunachalam AIMK

Lost

2201
D.Ramesh IND

Lost

1653
S.Baskaran PDDP

Lost

1319
U.Muthu SUCI

Lost

1285
S.Thangavelu IND

Lost

1002
S.Mothilal CPI(ML)(L)

Lost

905
Tiravitamankai@Lourdhumary IND

Lost

870
S. Thirugnanam ACDP

Lost

674
V. Ramamurthi IND

Lost

642
K. Ramadass IND

Lost

543

Puducherry News

Puducherry: AIADMK accuses Congress of no long-term plan to prevent drinking water crisis

Puducherry: AIADMK accuses Congress of no long-term plan to prevent drinking water crisis

AIADMK in Puducherry Sunday charged the Congress government with lacking a long-term plan to protect the Union Territory against the drinking water crisis.

Jun 16, 2019, 14:23 PM IST
Puducherry power tussle: Supreme Court issues notice to CM V Narayanasamy

Puducherry power tussle: Supreme Court issues notice to CM V Narayanasamy

The apex court impleaded Narayanasamy as a respondent in the application filed by the Centre and Bedi seeking a direction for restoring the situation prevailing before the April 30 Madras High Court

Jun 04, 2019, 19:48 PM IST
Kiran Bedi moves SC seeking clarity on her powers as Puducherry Lieutenant Governor

Kiran Bedi moves SC seeking clarity on her powers as Puducherry Lieutenant Governor

Kiran Bedi argued that government officers in Puducherry were in a fix after the apex court issued a notice on a Madras High Court order that curbed her powers. 

May 28, 2019, 15:25 PM IST
Lok Sabha election 2019 results: DMK+ leads in 36 seats in Tamil Nadu, Congress wins Puducherry

Lok Sabha election 2019 results: DMK+ leads in 36 seats in Tamil Nadu, Congress wins Puducherry

The fight in Tamil Nadu was between the AIADMK-led front comprising the BJP and other regional parties and the DMK-led front consisting of the Congress, CPI, CPI-M and others.

May 23, 2019, 18:29 PM IST
EC orders re-polling in one polling booth in Puducherry

EC orders re-polling in one polling booth in Puducherry

The EC issued an order saying that the re-polling will be held on May 12 between 7 am to 6 pm. 

May 09, 2019, 07:10 AM IST
Kiran Bedi can't interfere in day-to-day affairs of elected Puducherry govt: Madras HC

Kiran Bedi can't interfere in day-to-day affairs of elected Puducherry govt: Madras HC

The court said that Kiran Bedi cannot interfere under the guise of supremacy or public interest when there is an elected government in power.

Apr 30, 2019, 12:56 PM IST
Full list of candidates going to polls in Puducherry in second phase of Lok Sabha election 2019

Full list of candidates going to polls in Puducherry in second phase of Lok Sabha election 2019

There are 18 contestants for the Lok Sabha poll and eight candidates for the Thattanchavady by-election.

Apr 17, 2019, 22:46 PM IST
Puducherry Lok Sabha Constituency: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Puducherry Lok Sabha Constituency: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Puducherry Lok Sabha Constituency.

Apr 05, 2019, 17:22 PM IST
Puducherry Lok Sabha Constituency

Puducherry Lok Sabha Constituency

R Radhakrishnan of the AINRC is the sitting member of Parliament from the Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency.

Apr 05, 2019, 17:07 PM IST
Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy: Uttar Pradesh defeat Puducherry by 7 wickets

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy: Uttar Pradesh defeat Puducherry by 7 wickets

The Puducherry top-order batsman failed and the middle-order too were unable to stitch a match-winning partnership.

Feb 25, 2019, 21:59 PM IST
Puducherry CM Narayanasamy agrees to hold open discussion with Lt Governor Kiran Bedi

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy agrees to hold open discussion with Lt Governor Kiran Bedi

In another tweet, Kiran Bedi said that the Chief Minister wants to meet at Gandhi Thidal.

Feb 17, 2019, 16:24 PM IST
On fourth day of dharna Puducherry CM asks supporters to ensure law and order is not disrupted

On fourth day of dharna Puducherry CM asks supporters to ensure law and order is not disrupted

Functionaries of different wings of the ruling Congress and the DMK have also joined the protest.

Feb 16, 2019, 15:06 PM IST
CM Narayanasamy's wife died as she was not wearing helmet: Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi

CM Narayanasamy's wife died as she was not wearing helmet: Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi

Bedi also criticised Narayanasamy and said that he should have given her time to reply after writing a letter on several issues.

Feb 14, 2019, 18:52 PM IST
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi slams CM Narayanasamy over protests outside Raj Nivas

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi slams CM Narayanasamy over protests outside Raj Nivas

"I wrote to him (Puducherry CM) a letter that 'you are welcome to come and see me on February 21 at 10 am, as I'm on a tour till February 20 starting today," said Bedi.

Feb 14, 2019, 14:09 PM IST
Puducherry: Ruckus outside Raj Nivas as protest against Lt Guv Kiran Bedi enter 2nd day

Puducherry: Ruckus outside Raj Nivas as protest against Lt Guv Kiran Bedi enter 2nd day

The Rapid Action Force (RAF) was called into action as the agitated protesters tried to break the barricade and jump over it.

Feb 14, 2019, 11:44 AM IST
Puducherry CM protests outside Kiran Bedi's residence demanding sanction of govt proposals

Puducherry CM protests outside Kiran Bedi's residence demanding sanction of govt proposals

On her part, Bedi on Wednesday evening wrote to Narayanasamy inviting him for a meeting on February 21.

Feb 14, 2019, 10:37 AM IST
Puducherry government to ban single-use plastic products from March 1, says CM Narayanasamy

Puducherry government to ban single-use plastic products from March 1, says CM Narayanasamy

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said a massive drive would also be launched to create awareness among the merchants and the public on the necessity of the ban.

Jan 13, 2019, 22:18 PM IST
BCCI says cricketers will be disqualified if found tampering with date of birth

BCCI says cricketers will be disqualified if found tampering with date of birth

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday reiterated the norms for submitting fake date of birth details. 

Nov 27, 2018, 18:49 PM IST

Cyclone Gaja live updates: Eye of storm expected to touch land in one hour, says Chennai MET

In view of the cyclonic storm Gaja, the Navy, NDRF, SDRF and other agencies are on standby to carry out relief and rescue operations.

Nov 15, 2018, 07:52 AM IST
Cyclonic storm Gaja to make landfall on Thursday; Tamil Nadu, Puducherry on alert

Cyclonic storm Gaja to make landfall on Thursday; Tamil Nadu, Puducherry on alert

 While moving west-southwestwards further, it is likely to weaken gradually and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday evening as a Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed of 80-90

Nov 14, 2018, 17:19 PM IST