While campaigning for the election, the BJP highlighted central welfare schemes, Congress made a bid to regain the facility it misplaced when the Narayanasamy-led authorities collapsed with the resignation of seven MLAs
Puducherry, presently underneath President’s Rule after the V Narayanasamy-led Congress authorities collapsed in February, voted within the Assembly polls on 6 April.
The Puducherry Exit Poll 2021 can be printed on Thursday at 7.30 pm. The meeting ballot outcomes can be declared on 2 May.
The 4 districts, consisting of 30 seats, voted in single-phase polls within the Union Territory. On the polling day, Puducherry witnessed a voter turnout of 81.64 %. Yanam, the seat from the place Rangasamy was contesting, registered a better proportion of polling than different areas.
While the BJP has contested the polls in alliance with the AIADMK and AINRC, Congress has allied with the DMK. While AINRC fielded candidates in 16 of the whole 30 constituencies the BJP contested in 9 seats, whereas the AIADMK bought 5 seats.
The Congress fielded candidates in 14 seats, DMK in 13 seats and the VCK and CPI contested from one constituency every. The alliance fielded an Independent candidate from one constituency. Actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) additionally contested the election from Puducherry.
While AINRC chief N Rangaswamy is more likely to be the NDA’s chief ministerial candidate, the Congress-led Secular Democratic Progressive Alliance (SDPA) has not made its chief minister candidate’s identify public as V Narayansamy didn’t contest the election this time.
During the election marketing campaign, the BJP launched an assault towards the ousted Narayanasamy authorities for not fulfilling the ballot guarantees made in the course of the earlier elections.
“So many years of loyalty. Lifting slippers of his leader. Doing wrong translations to impress his leader. Still, no ticket. This clearly shows how much of a disaster his government has turned out to be,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned.
“NDA will work to make Best Puducherry. By Best, I mean Business Hub. Education Hub. Spiritual Hub. Tourism Hub,” Modi mentioned in a rally on 30 March.
While the BJP highlighted central welfare schemes, events promised freebies comparable to ration, month-to-month grant of Rs 1,000 to housewives and mortgage waivers.
The election noticed Congress making a bid to regain the facility it misplaced when the Narayanasamy-led authorities collapsed with the resignation of seven MLAs, two of whom later joined the BJP.
In the Puducherry Assembly, 30 members are elected immediately by the voters, whereas three are nominated by the central authorities.
In the 2016 Assembly polls, Congress had received 15 seats, AINRC bagged eight seats, AIADMK bought four seats, DMK received solely 2 seats and the BJP didn’t win any seats.