Yanam registered the best polling share of 91.27 p.c and the Mahe area recorded the bottom turnout at 73.53 p.c. Polling was by and huge peaceable
A excessive voter turnout was recorded within the Puducherry Assembly election on Tuesday, with the Congress together with its ally DMK locked in a eager contest to regain turf within the Union Territory.
An estimated 81.64 p.c of the 10.04 lakh voters exercised their franchise on Tuesday for the 30 Assembly seats within the Union Territory.
An official supply stated that Yanam registered the best polling share of 91.27 p.c and the Mahe area recorded the bottom turnout at 73.53 p.c. Polling was by and huge peaceable.
A well being division launch stated 510 COVID-19 sufferers additionally solid their franchise with full protecting gear within the final hour of the polling, from 6 pm to 7 pm.
Puducherry witnessed a contest between the AINRC-led NDA and the Congress-led Secular Democratic alliance. While AINRC fielded candidates in 16 of the whole 30 constituencies the BJP is contesting 9 seats, whereas the AIADMK is contesting 5 seats.
Yanam, the place the AINRC chief N Rangasamy is contesting, registered the next share of polling than different areas. The Congress has fielded candidates in 14 out of the 15 seats; the nationwide social gathering is supporting an Independent in Yanam.
The DMK, its fundamental alliance associate, has fielded candidates in 13 seats and the VCK and CPI are contesting from one constituency every.
The election is seen as a vital battle for each the Congress-led SDA and the NDA, as the previous makes a bid to regain energy it misplaced simply earlier than the elections.
The V Narayanasamy-led Congress authorities within the UT had collapsed in February after seven MLAs resigned one after one other. Two of those MLAs later joined the BJP.
The NDA, beneath N Rangasamy, can also be eager to win a majority and kind the federal government.
Among key contestants attempting their electoral fortunes are AINRC chief and former chief minister N Rangasamy, heading the National Democratic Alliance, with the opposite constituents being the BJP and the AIADMK.
Rangasamy is in search of election from the Thattanchady Assembly seat within the Puducherry area in addition to in Yanam, an enclave of the UT. Former Congress chief A Namassivayam is contesting on a BJP ticket from Manadipet, new turf for him.
Former ministers MOHF Shah Jahan and R Kamalakannanare are the opposite large names within the fray.
The counting of votes is slated for two May.
With inputs from PTI