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Puducherry: In the southern Union Territory of Puducherry, where polling took place on April 6, together with neighbouring Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, the AINRC-led NDA is leading in 11 seats while the Congress-led alliance headed alliance is ahead in six constituencies, with the DMK in three, the Congress in two and the Ind-Congress in one.
Among the NDA, NRC leads in 6, the BJP in four and the ADMK in one. Result trends in a large number of seats have not been available.
In the union territory which is geographically located mainly within Tamil Nadu with parts spread in Andhra and Kerala too, politics generally toes the Tamil Nadu mainstream.
However, this time the equations are different with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) having roped in a faction of the erstwhile Indian National Congress and later AINRC (All India NR Congress), chief N Rangasamy at the forefront. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam is allied with the Indian National Congress.
As per the latest reports available, Rangasamy is leading in his constituency. The Puducherry Assembly has 30 seats.
- 2 May 2021 8:44 AM GMT
Chennai:The NDA alliance was leading in 17 seats, while the Congress headed alliance was leading in 11 seats and others in 1 seat in Puducherry, reports IANS
The All India NR Congress leader and former Chief Minister N Rangaswamy is trailing by 673 votes in Yanam constituency of Puducherry. However, in Thattanchavady, Rangaswamy is leading.
According to the report, U. Lakshmikanthan of All Indian NR Congress is leading at Embalam constituency and A. John Kumar of BJP is leading at Kamraj Nagar.
SP Sivakumar of DMK is leading in Rajbhavan constituency, says the report.