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Puducherry Assembly elections 2021, Mahe constituency profile: Independent candidate V Ramchandran won seat in 2016
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Puducherry Assembly elections 2021, Mahe constituency profile: Independent candidate V Ramchandran won seat in 2016

A bastion of former minister and six-time MLA E Valasaraj, Mahe was the only constituency in the UT to elect an Independent candidate in the 2016 Assembly elections.

How to be an LG Kiran Bedi style: Crack the whip on cops and govt staff in Puducherry
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How to be an LG Kiran Bedi style: Crack the whip on cops and govt staff in Puducherry

For the people of Puducherry, the arrival of Bedi, and the reforms she has brought in has made a huge difference in a short period of time.

In Puducherry, V Narayanasamy is a chief minister whom almost no one wants
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In Puducherry, V Narayanasamy is a chief minister whom almost no one wants

In spite of strong opposition and lobbying within and outside his party the Indian National Congress, V Narayanasamy is all set to take the reins in Puducherry.

Assembly Election 2016: Which candidates lost big time this poll season
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Assembly Election 2016: Which candidates lost big time this poll season

While elections are supposed to be about expecting the unexpected, here's a look at the candidates who lost despite the stars being in their favour.

Tamil Nadu Live: Jayalalithaa salutes people's mandate, says result put an end to family rule
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Tamil Nadu Live: Jayalalithaa salutes people's mandate, says result put an end to family rule

It is a matter of a few hours now. And depending on which way the wind blows today, it could either be Jayalalithaa retaining power or M Karunanidhi taking over the reins in Tamil Nadu.

BJP corrects its past mistakes: Congress-mukt Bharat within reach
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BJP corrects its past mistakes: Congress-mukt Bharat within reach

The Modi pull may have played only a marginal role in 2016, but in a national election the logic will work the other way.

Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry less than 2011 polls: EC
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Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry less than 2011 polls: EC

The percentage of voter turnout in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is likely to go up as the figures were not final.

Exit polls: BJP to end Gogoi's rule in Assam, Mamata to win Bengal, limbo in TN
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Exit polls: BJP to end Gogoi's rule in Assam, Mamata to win Bengal, limbo in TN

Exit polls are divided over Tamil Nadu but predict that BJP will win Assam, the Left Kerala, the DMK Puducherry, and TMC West Bengal

Poll fever: Millions vote in Tamil Nadu; over 82% turnout in Puducherry
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Poll fever: Millions vote in Tamil Nadu; over 82% turnout in Puducherry

Nearly 15 million voted in the first four hours to pick a new Tamil Nadu assembly while Puducherry recorded 71.08 per cent voting till about 4 pm.

Live: 63.7% turnout in Tamil Nadu till 3 pm, EC may extend polling time
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Live: 63.7% turnout in Tamil Nadu till 3 pm, EC may extend polling time

Voting for the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry began at 7 am on Monday.

Puducherry polls: AINRC failed to implement NDA's measures, says Amit Shah
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Puducherry polls: AINRC failed to implement NDA's measures, says Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday charged the AINRC government with having failed to bring in several welfare measures the NDA government had evolved

Oh My God! Puducherry and TN candidates are obsessed with all things superstitious
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Oh My God! Puducherry and TN candidates are obsessed with all things superstitious

The most prominent example is that of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's. She is often seen in either a green or a maroon saree, and people close to her say she believes that these two colours help her.

Puducherry polls: BJP, CPI release manifestos, promise to implement prohibition
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Puducherry polls: BJP, CPI release manifestos, promise to implement prohibition

BJP declared that it would implement total prohibition, while CPI said it would introduce the dry law in a phased manner

Puducherry polls: 344 candidates to battle it out in the union territory assembly
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Puducherry polls: 344 candidates to battle it out in the union territory assembly

A total of 344 candidates, including 97 independents, are in the fray for the 16 May elections to the 30-member Union Territory Assembly.

Puducherry polls: 236 file nominations so far for 16 May assembly election
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Puducherry polls: 236 file nominations so far for 16 May assembly election

A total of 236 candidates in the Union territory have so far filed their nominations for the May 16 assembly polls, with 132 filing their papers on Thursday itself.

Puducherry election: Former health, revenue minister among 43 file nominations
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Puducherry election: Former health, revenue minister among 43 file nominations

Former Health minister and Congress nominee E Valsaraj, former Revenue minister Malladi Krishna Rao and A M H Nazeem of DMK were among 43 candidates who filed nominations today for the 16 May Assembly polls.

Puducherry polls: 10 candidates file nominations for Assembly election
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Puducherry polls: 10 candidates file nominations for Assembly election

V John Kumar of Congress and CPI(M)'s Mohammad Tamim Ansari were among 10 candidates who filed their nominations today for the May 16 Puducherry Assembly Elections.

Once Puducherry's 'people's CM', N Rangasamy has earned a poor reputation for misgovernance
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Once Puducherry's 'people's CM', N Rangasamy has earned a poor reputation for misgovernance

If anyone wants to meet N Rangasamy, one just needs to visit the tea stall in Thattanchavady. One can get a glimpse of the Chief Minister of Puducherry on the tennis ground.

Puducherry polls: 39 nominations filed for 16 May Assembly election
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Puducherry polls: 39 nominations filed for 16 May Assembly election

Former Chief Minister V Vaithilingam and 38 others, including independents, filed their nominations on Monday for the 16 May Assembly elections in the Union Territory.

Puducherry polls: Congress releases list of candidates; mentor & protege battle in Rajbhavan
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Puducherry polls: Congress releases list of candidates; mentor & protege battle in Rajbhavan

The opposition party, with seven legislators in the assembly, has refielded PCC leader A Namassivayam in Villianoor.