Puducherry: The polling for 30 assembly seats successful the Union Territory volition commence contiguous (April 6). Puducherry volition ballot successful a azygous signifier and the predetermination volition beryllium a keen contention betwixt the AINRC-led NDA and Congress-led Secular Democratic alliance.
As galore arsenic 10,02,589 electors volition workout their close to ballot successful the 15 legislative Assembly of the Union Territory to determine the destiny of 324 candidates successful fray.
Security arrangements are being intimately monitored by the Election Commission, which besides announced that 1 all-women polling presumption is being acceptable up successful each Assembly constituency. "The DEO, #Puducherry inspecting the Model Polling Station astatine the Petit Seminaire School, Moolakulam. Overall, determination are 30 Model Polling Stations, 1 successful each Constituency, and 28 All-Women Polling Stations for #PuducherryElections2021," tweeted the Election Commission of India.
For the elections, arsenic galore arsenic 1,558 polling stations, including 952 main and 606 auxiliary polling stations, person been acceptable up successful the Union Territory successful 635 locations.
The Congress-led confederation consists of Congress, contesting 15 seats, followed by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which volition combat connected 13 seats on with the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), each of which volition beryllium contesting connected 1 seat.The NR Congress (AINRC) is contesting 16 of the 30 seats, portion the BJP is contesting connected 9 seats and AIADMK with 14.
Earlier, the District Collector of Puducherry, Purva Garg connected March 31 informed that polling volition commencement from 7 americium and shall spell connected till 7 pm, with the past 1 hr dedicated for COVID-19 affirmative patients to formed their votes. The counting of votes volition instrumentality spot connected May 2.
(With ANI inputs)