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Pondicherry Elections– Updates and Results

Pondicherry Latest News And Updates

March 24, 2015 02:52 PM
"Technically I am a free man now. I am very happy," said AAP leader R. Ravi Srinivasan of Puducherry after the Supreme Court struck down s..... Read More
June 10, 2014 03:47 PM
Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said.The meeting was described as a cou..... Read More
April 24, 2014 07:09 PM
Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry saw a heavy turnout with around 80 percent of the voters exercising their franchise, said the Elec..... Read More
April 24, 2014 06:45 PM
Barring the Kashmir Valley, millions voted across a dozen states in India to elect 117 MPs even as the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra ..... Read More
April 24, 2014 03:27 PM
Polling continues in the 12 states. Jharkhand report 43% voter turnout till 1 pm. Around 62% voting is recorded in West Bengal. Bihar, Madhya P..... Read More

Quick facts for Pondicherry Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies1
Assembly Constituencies 30
Ruling PartyAll India N.R. Congress
Opposition PartyCenter
Chief MinisterU.T.
GovernorA. K. Singh
Chief Electoral OfficerDr. V. Candavelou (IAS)

Major Political Parties of Puducherry

The INC, BJP, DMK and Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) will fight it out for Puducherry. The incumbent Congress under the leadership of V Narayanasamy will hope to make a winning return. However, the PMK looks keen to give the Congress and DMK a run for their money. PMK has joined hands with the All India NR Congress (AINRC) after the party resolved not to align with either the DMK or the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). As for the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK, MV Omalingam will contest from the Puducherry constituency for the party.

State Legislative Assembly of Puducherry

The State Assembly of Puducherry was established in 1963 and constitutes of 30 assembly constituencies out of which five are reserved for the Scheduled Caste candidates. It is unicameral and each assembly serves for a period of five years, unless dissolved earlier and is led by the Chief Minister. The last Assembly Elections, held in 2011, were won by AINRC who bagged a majority of 12 seats.

Puducherry Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Puducherry

Since 1963, Puducherry has been governed by nine different Chief Ministers, who served a total of eighteen terms. M. O. Farook Hussain was elected as the Chief Minister of Puducherry three times and was the youngest Chief Minister to be elected in India. The first Chief Minister was elected in 1963 and belonged to INC. The current Chief Minister is N. Rangaswamy (AINRC), who assumed office in 2011, has been successful in developing Puducherry immensely.
S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1N. RangaswamyMay 17, 2011PresentAINRC
2V. VaithilingamSep 4, 2008May 14, 2011INC
3N. RangaswamyMay 13, 2006Sep 4, 2008INC
4N. RangaswamyOct 27, 2001May 12, 2006INC
5P. ShanmugamMay 24, 2001Oct 26, 2001INC
6P. ShanmugamMar 22, 2000May 15, 2001INC
7R. V. JanakiramanMay 26, 1996Mar 21, 2000DMK
8V. VaithilingamJul 4, 1991May 13, 1996INC
9President's RuleMar 3, 1991Jul 4, 1991 
10M. D. R. RamachandranMar 8, 1990Mar 3, 1991DMK
11M. O. H. FarookMar 16, 1985Mar 4, 1990INC
12President's RuleJun 24, 1983Mar 16, 1985 
13M. D. R. RamachandranJan 16, 1980Jun 24, 1983DMK
14President's RuleNov 12, 1978Jan 16, 1980 
15Subramanyan RamaswamyJul 2, 1977Nov 12, 1978AIADMK
16President's RuleMar 28, 1974Jul 2, 1977 
17Subramanyan RamaswamyMar 6, 1974Mar 28, 1974AIADMK
18President's RuleJan 3, 1974Mar 6, 1974 
19M. O. H. FarookMar 17, 1969Jan 3, 1974DMK
20President's RuleSep 18, 1968Mar 17, 1969 
21V. Venkatasubha ReddiarMar 6, 1968Sep 18, 1968INC
22M. O. H. FarookApr 9, 1967Mar 6, 1968INC
23V. Venkatasubha ReddiarSep 11, 1964Apr 9, 1967INC
24Edouard GoubertJul 1, 1963Aug 24, 1964INC

List of Lieutenant Governors of Puducherry

The Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry is appointed by the Central Government and represents the Centre's authority. The first Lt. Governor of Puducherry was S. L. Silam, who took office in 1963. The current Lt. Governor is Virendra Kataria and he assumed office in 2013.
S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1A. K. SinghJul 12, 2014Incumbent
2Virendra KatariaJul 10, 2013Jul 11, 2014
3Iqbal SinghJul 27, 2009Jul 9, 2013
4Surjit Singh BarnalaApr 9, 2009Jul 27, 2009
5Govind Singh GurjarJul 23, 2008Jun 4, 2009
6Bhopinder SinghMar 15, 2008Jul 22, 2008
7Mukut MithiJul 19, 2006Dec 3, 2008
8M. M. LakheraJul 7, 2004Jul 18, 2006
9Nagendra Nath JhaMay 1, 2004Jun 7, 2004
10K. R. MalkaniJul 31, 2002Oct 27, 2003
11Rajani RaiApr 23, 1998Jul 29, 2002
12Rajendra Kumari BajpaiFeb 5, 1995Apr 22, 1998
13Har Swarup SinghDec 19, 1990May 2, 1993
14ChandrawatiFeb 19, 1990Dec 18, 1990
15Ranjit Singh DyalJun 22, 1988Feb 19, 1990
16Tribhuvan Prasad TewaryJan 10, 1984Jun 21, 1988
17Kona Prabhakara RaoFeb 9, 1983Jun 17, 1984
18K.M. ChandyMay 15, 1982May 8, 1983
19R.N. HaldipurJul 27, 1981May 14, 1982
20R.K. VyasJan 11, 1980Jul 26, 1981
21B.T. KulkarniAug 30, 1976Oct 31, 1980
22ChhedilalAug 11, 1972Aug 29, 1976
23B.D. JattiOct 14, 1968Jul 11, 1972
24S.L. SilamOct 14, 1963Oct 13, 1968

Puducherry Election History

Listed below is the detailed history of all the General Elections that were conducted here.
  • INC won the 1967 General Elections by bagging the only seat in Puducherry.
  • In 1971, INC won the Lok Sabha Elections by winning the only seat available.
  • The General Elections of 1977 was won by AIADMK.
  • In 1980, the General Elections were won by INC.
  • The 1984 Lok Sabha Elections were won by INC once again.
  • The 1989 General Elections in Puducherry were won by INC for a third consecutive term.
  • In 1991, the Lok Sabha Elections were won by INC who bagged the only available seat in Puducherry.
  • INC once again bagged the only seat available in the 1996 Lok Sabha Elections.
  • In 1998, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) broke INC's monopoly and won the sole available seat in the General Elections.
  • INC once again came into power by winning the 1999 General Elections.
  • In 2004, the Lok Sabha Elections were won by the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK).
  • The 2009 General Elections, INC won the sole seat in Puducherry.

Cabinet Ministers of Puducherry

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief Minister, Confidential and Cabinet Department, General Administration Department, Home Department, Revenue and Excise, Public Works, Planning and Finance, Co-operation Health, Town and Country Planning ,Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs ,Science, Technology and Environment ,All other subjects not allocated to any other MinistersThiru. N. RANGASAMY
SpeakerV. Sababathi Kothandaraman
Deputy SpeakerT.P.R Selvam
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry,Industries and Commerce, Economics and Statistics, Stationery and Printing, PortM. Chandracasu
Social Welfare, Adi Dravidar Welfare , Women and Child Welfare, Backward Class Welfare ,Labour and Employment, TourismP. Rajavelu
Local Administration Department, Community Department, DRDA, Urban Basic Services, Fisheries, Housing, Fire ServicesN.G. Pannirselvam
Electricity Department , Forest Department, School Education, Sports and Youth Affairs, Art and Culture, Science, Technology and EnvironmentT. Thiagarajan
Chairman - Pondicherry Distilleries Limited cum Karikal DevelopmentV.M.C Sivakumar
Pondicherry Govt WhipG. Nehru Kuppusamy
Pondicherry CMs Parliament SecratoryM. Vaithiyanathan
Chairman - PIPDIC P. Angalan
Chairman - Pondicherry Slum Clearance BoardP. Karthikeyan
Chairman - Power Corporation LimitedP.R Siva
Chairman - PASICA. Ashok Aanand
Chairman - PAPSCOA. Tamiz Selvan
Chairman - Pondicherry Social Welfare BoardB. Revady
Chairman - Pondicherry Textile CorporationV. Bhalan
Chairman - Swadeshi and Bharathi Textile MillsS. Baskarane
Chairman - Pondicherry Housing BoardG. Mathi Venkatesan
Chairman - Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Krishi Vigyan KendraG. Suresh Raghu
Chairman - Pondicherry Adi Dravidar Development CorporationPrashanth Kumar
Chairman - Backward Class and Minority Development CorporationC. Balamurugan
Chairman - Puducherry Tourism Development CorporationVaiyapuri Manikandan
Chairman - Karikal Planning AuthorityK. Govindraj

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Puducherry

The Chief Electoral Officer of Puducherry is T. Sreekanth is an IAS officer from the 2004 AGMU cadre. He is assisted by the Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Pankaj Kumar Jha. The CEO is the head of the Election Commission and oversees the processing and progress of elections and is responsible for unbiased and smooth operation of the elections. He is also responsible for the election budget.

Dr. V. Candavelou (IAS)
The Chief Electoral Officer of Puducherry
The Chief Electoral Officer, Villianur Road, Reddiarpalayam, Puducherry 605010
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Pondicherry Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise

Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Pondicherry Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Pondicherry 2014 Party Wise Results

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofPondicherry with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

Puducherry WinnerR. Radhakrishnan *
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Last Updated on July 16, 2015

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