Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Nedungadu (SC) constituency profile: AINRC's Chandirapriyanga won seat in 2016

Chandirapriyanga is the daughter of former minister Chandrakasu, who was a four-time MLA from Nedungandu.

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Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Nedungadu (SC) constituency profile: AINRC's Chandirapriyanga won seat in 2016

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Nedungadu, constituency number 24 of the Union Territory of Puducherry, lies in the Karaikal district and is s reserved constituency. Late leader M Chandrakasu was elected from the seat multiple times.

Electors and voter turnout in 2016 Assembly election

In 2016, Nedungadu had a total of 30,653 registered electors (14,355 men, and 16,298 women), according to the Election Commission's data.

The voter turnout in the 2016 Assembly election was 83.18 percent.

Results of previous elections

In 2006, Independent candidate A Marimuthu defeated senior Congress leader and former minister M Chandrakasu by a slim margin of 837 votes. In 2011, Chandrakasu, now with the AINRC, won the seat by polling 12,474 votes while Marimuthu received 4,984 votes. Chandrakasu had earlier represented the constituency thrice in the 80s and 90s.

In 2016, Chandrakasu's daughter Chandirapriyanga (AINRC) won the seat by defeating Marimuthu, who was contesting on a Congress ticket.

Puducherry will vote in a single-phase election on 6 April while counting of votes will take place on 2 May.

The Puducherry Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) has a total number of 30 seats, of which five are reserved for the Scheduled Castes.

 

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