Puducherry Assembly elections 2021 | Long queues seen outside polling booths

Voters would choose essentially between the fronts led by the Congress and the All India NR Congress.

Voters in Puducherry are all set to exercise their franchise on Tuesday, adhering to COVID-19 safety protocol, to elect new governments.

In the Union Territory where the Narayanasamy government was pulled down in February, voters would choose essentially between the fronts led by the Congress and the All India NR Congress.

Here are the latest updates:

Slow start to polling in Puducherry.

An estimated 10.04 lakh voters are registered to exercise their franchise in the elections across 30 constituencies to choose the 15th Puducherry Assembly.

– Dinesh Verma

BJP president in Puducherry and party candidate V. Saminathan cast his vote at the Primary Government School Petichepet in Lawspet on April 6, 2021. | Photo Credit: SINGARAVELOU T.


Among the candidates to cast vote early was BJP president and party nominee from Lawspet  V. Saminathan.

– Rajesh B. Nair

People seen lined up in front of a polling booth in Lawspet constituency before the commencement of voting at 7 a.m. on April 6, 2021 in Puducherry. | Photo Credit: SINGARAVELOU T.


Long queues were seen outside polling booths in the town before voting commenced with voters and election officials adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

– Rajesh B. Nair

Puducherry District Collector clarifies prohibitory order will not affect normal life

Acting on the directions of the Madras High Court, District Collector Purva Garg on April 5 clarified that the prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of the CrPC would not affect normal public life in Puducherry, which goes to the polls on April 6.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy had expressed displeasure over the prohibitory orders after concluding a special sitting to hear a public interest litigation petition filed by R. Rajangam, secretary, CPI(M), Puducherry on April 4.

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