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Quick facts for Pondicherry Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies1
Assembly Constituencies 30
Ruling PartyINC
Opposition PartyAll India N.R. Congress
Chief MinisterShri. V. Narayanasamy
GovernorKiran Bedi
Chief Electoral OfficerDr. V. Candavelou, I.A.S.
CEO AddressThe Chief Electoral Officer, Villianur Road, Reddiarpalayam, Puducherry 605010

Nellithope Bye-Election 2016 Result

AC NameWinnerPartyRunner-upPartyVotes Margin

Puducherry Election Results 2016

Pie chart showing party wise 2016 election results for Puducherry. Also shown along are 2011 pie chart showing the number of seats won by AIADMK,AINRC,INC,DMK and Others.
Puducherry Assembly 2016 Party Wise Results
Puducherry Assembly Election Results 2011

Puducherry Assembly Election 2016

The Puducherry Assembly Elections 2016 were held on 16 May in 30 constituencies of the union territory. The voter turnout was slightly above 80 per cent. Results were declared on 19 May. N. Rangasamy's AINRC ceded power to Congress which clinched 15 seats and emerged as the single largest party in Puducherry. While the AINRC was reduced to eight seats, the DMK and AIADMK secured two and four respectively. .

Puducherry: Parties & Alliances

Incumbent party AINRC is aiming to consolidate its support base in all regions of Puducherry, including Mahe and Yanam. The People's Welfare Front (PWF) is an alliance of CPI(M), CPI, VCK, MDMK and RSP. It has emerged as an important challenger to the AINRC. Main opposition party Congress and the DMK will fight the elections together. The BJP is also determined to make inroads in Puducherry following its victory in the 2014 general elections.

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.

Issues of the State

Puducherry is the third most densely populated region in India. Tourism and fisheries are the two primary industries in this union territory. Recently, the Union Government announced its intentions to assign Rs. 85 crore for Puducherry's tourism sector.

Road safety is an important issue concerning Puducherry. According to data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), this union territory has the highest number of accidental deaths per population density. The NCRB report stated that Puducherry recorded 68.3 deaths per lakh of population. This is much higher than the national average of 32.6. Taking note of this, the Puducherry government has introduced its 'Road Safety and Action Plan' to cut down road accidents to half by 2020.

On the occasion of International Yoga festival held recently in Puducherry, chief minister N. Rangaswamy hinted at making yoga a part of the school curriculum. Since Puducherry is considered to be an important destination for educational tourism, Rangaswamy emphasised that yoga is an art that students visiting the state can immensely benefit from.

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. Check the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Pondicherry...

Puducherry Assembly Election Results:

puducherry election 2016 resultpuducherry election 2011 resultpuducherry election 2006 result

Puducherry Elections 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.

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 Shri V. Narayanasamy (INC), who assumed office in 2016, has been successful in developing Puducherry immensely.
S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Shri V. NarayanasamyJune 6, 2016PresentINC
2N. RangaswamyMay 17, 2011June 6, 2016AINRC
3V. VaithilingamSep 4, 2008May 14, 2011INC
4N. RangaswamyMay 13, 2006Sep 4, 2008INC
5N. RangaswamyOct 27, 2001May 12, 2006INC
6P. ShanmugamMay 24, 2001Oct 26, 2001INC
7P. ShanmugamMar 22, 2000May 15, 2001INC
8R. V. JanakiramanMay 26, 1996Mar 21, 2000DMK
9V. VaithilingamJul 4, 1991May 13, 1996INC
10President's RuleMar 3, 1991Jul 4, 1991 
11M. D. R. RamachandranMar 8, 1990Mar 3, 1991DMK
12M. O. H. FarookMar 16, 1985Mar 4, 1990INC
13President's RuleJun 24, 1983Mar 16, 1985 
14M. D. R. RamachandranJan 16, 1980Jun 24, 1983DMK
15President's RuleNov 12, 1978Jan 16, 1980 
16Subramanyan RamaswamyJul 2, 1977Nov 12, 1978AIADMK
17President's RuleMar 28, 1974Jul 2, 1977 
18Subramanyan RamaswamyMar 6, 1974Mar 28, 1974AIADMK
19President's RuleJan 3, 1974Mar 6, 1974 
20M. O. H. FarookMar 17, 1969Jan 3, 1974DMK
21President's RuleSep 18, 1968Mar 17, 1969 
22V. Venkatasubha ReddiarMar 6, 1968Sep 18, 1968INC
23M. O. H. FarookApr 9, 1967Mar 6, 1968INC
24V. Venkatasubha ReddiarSep 11, 1964Apr 9, 1967INC
25Edouard 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 Kiran Bedi and he assumed office in 2016.
S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Kiran BediMay 29, 2016Incumbent
2A. K. SinghJul 12, 2014May 26, 2016
3Virendra KatariaJul 10, 2013Jul 11, 2014
4Iqbal SinghJul 27, 2009Jul 9, 2013
5Surjit Singh BarnalaApr 9, 2009Jul 27, 2009
6Govind Singh GurjarJul 23, 2008Jun 4, 2009
7Bhopinder SinghMar 15, 2008Jul 22, 2008
8Mukut MithiJul 19, 2006Dec 3, 2008
9M. M. LakheraJul 7, 2004Jul 18, 2006
10Nagendra Nath JhaMay 1, 2004Jun 7, 2004
11K. R. MalkaniJul 31, 2002Oct 27, 2003
12Rajani RaiApr 23, 1998Jul 29, 2002
13Rajendra Kumari BajpaiFeb 5, 1995Apr 22, 1998
14Har Swarup SinghDec 19, 1990May 2, 1993
15ChandrawatiFeb 19, 1990Dec 18, 1990
16Ranjit Singh DyalJun 22, 1988Feb 19, 1990
17Tribhuvan Prasad TewaryJan 10, 1984Jun 21, 1988
18Kona Prabhakara RaoFeb 9, 1983Jun 17, 1984
19K.M. ChandyMay 15, 1982May 8, 1983
20R.N. HaldipurJul 27, 1981May 14, 1982
21R.K. VyasJan 11, 1980Jul 26, 1981
22B.T. KulkarniAug 30, 1976Oct 31, 1980
23ChhedilalAug 11, 1972Aug 29, 1976
24B.D. JattiOct 14, 1968Jul 11, 1972
25S.L. SilamOct 14, 1963Oct 13, 1968

Rajya Sabha Members From Puducherry

N GokulaKrishnanAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra KazhagamOct 7, 2015 - Oct 6, 2021

Cabinet Ministers of Puducherry

Name of MinistersDesignation Portfolio
Shri. V. NarayanasamyHon'ble Chief MinisterPlanning and Finance, General Administration, Home, Irrigation and Flood Control, Hindu Religious Institutions, Port, Law, All other subjects not allocated to any other Minister
Shri. A. Namassivayam Minister for Public WorksPublic Works including Public Health Division, Local Administration, Excise, Town & Country Planning, Animal Husbandry, Economics & Statistics, Stationery & Printing
Shri. Malladi Krishna Rao Minister for Health & Family WelfareHealth & Family Welfare, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Fisheries, Housing, Sports & Youth Affairs, Art & Culture, Science & Technology
Shri. M.O.H.F. ShahjahanMinister for RevenueRevenue, Industries & Commerce, Transport, Information Technology, Forest, Wakf Board, Minority Affairs
Shri. M. KandasamyMinister for Social WelfareSocial Welfare, Women and Child Development, Adi-Dravidar Welfare, Backwad Classes Welfare, Co-operation, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Labour and Employment, Pollution Control
Shri. R. KamalakannanMinister for ElectricityElectricity, Education including Collegiate Education, Agriculture, DRDA, Community Development, Fire Services, Sainik Welfare

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Puducherry

Dr. V. Candavelou (IAS)
The Chief Electoral Officer of Puducherry
The Chief Electoral Officer, Villianur Road, Reddiarpalayam, Puducherry 605010
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Last Updated on January 19, 2019