Pondicherry Lok Sabha Election Results 2014The year 2014 marks the 16th General (Lok Sabha) elections of the country. Slated to be held in April and May over nine phases, India gears up for one of the most awaited elections. The Union Territory of Puducherry will witness polling on 24 April, 2014, along with the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu.
Though the Indian National Congress (INC) is in power, opinion polls conducted by IBTL suggest that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) will bag the sole Lok Sabha seat of this Union Territory. The Chief Electoral Officer of Puducherry, T. Sreekanth will be responsible for an unhindered and unbiased election. Releasing the schedule of general elections to the Puducherry constituency he said, "The election machinery would use all its resources to prevent the influence of money and muscle power in deciding the outcome of elections.
Quick facts for Pondicherry Elections
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Ruling Party||All India N.R. Congress|
|Governor||A. K. Singh|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Shri T. Sreekanth|
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.
|Sl. No||Name of Chief Ministers||From||To||Party Name|
|1||N. Rangaswamy||May 17, 2011||Present||AINRC|
|2||V. Vaithilingam||Sep 4, 2008||May 14, 2011||INC|
|3||N. Rangaswamy||May 13, 2006||Sep 4, 2008||INC|
|4||N. Rangaswamy||Oct 27, 2001||May 12, 2006||INC|
|5||P. Shanmugam||May 24, 2001||Oct 26, 2001||INC|
|6||P. Shanmugam||Mar 22, 2000||May 15, 2001||INC|
|7||R. V. Janakiraman||May 26, 1996||Mar 21, 2000||DMK|
|8||V. Vaithilingam||Jul 4, 1991||May 13, 1996||INC|
|9||President's Rule||Mar 3, 1991||Jul 4, 1991|
|10||M. D. R. Ramachandran||Mar 8, 1990||Mar 3, 1991||DMK|
|11||M. O. H. Farook||Mar 16, 1985||Mar 4, 1990||INC|
|12||President's Rule||Jun 24, 1983||Mar 16, 1985|
|13||M. D. R. Ramachandran||Jan 16, 1980||Jun 24, 1983||DMK|
|14||President's Rule||Nov 12, 1978||Jan 16, 1980|
|15||Subramanyan Ramaswamy||Jul 2, 1977||Nov 12, 1978||AIADMK|
|16||President's Rule||Mar 28, 1974||Jul 2, 1977|
|17||Subramanyan Ramaswamy||Mar 6, 1974||Mar 28, 1974||AIADMK|
|18||President's Rule||Jan 3, 1974||Mar 6, 1974|
|19||M. O. H. Farook||Mar 17, 1969||Jan 3, 1974||DMK|
|20||President's Rule||Sep 18, 1968||Mar 17, 1969|
|21||V. Venkatasubha Reddiar||Mar 6, 1968||Sep 18, 1968||INC|
|22||M. O. H. Farook||Apr 9, 1967||Mar 6, 1968||INC|
|23||V. Venkatasubha Reddiar||Sep 11, 1964||Apr 9, 1967||INC|
|24||Edouard Goubert||Jul 1, 1963||Aug 24, 1964||INC|
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.
|Sl. No||Name of Governor||From||To|
|1||A. K. Singh||Jul 12, 2014||Incumbent|
|2||Virendra Kataria||Jul 10, 2013||Jul 11, 2014|
|3||Iqbal Singh||Jul 27, 2009||Jul 9, 2013|
|4||Surjit Singh Barnala||Apr 9, 2009||Jul 27, 2009|
|5||Govind Singh Gurjar||Jul 23, 2008||Jun 4, 2009|
|6||Bhopinder Singh||Mar 15, 2008||Jul 22, 2008|
|7||Mukut Mithi||Jul 19, 2006||Dec 3, 2008|
|8||M. M. Lakhera||Jul 7, 2004||Jul 18, 2006|
|9||Nagendra Nath Jha||May 1, 2004||Jun 7, 2004|
|10||K. R. Malkani||Jul 31, 2002||Oct 27, 2003|
|11||Rajani Rai||Apr 23, 1998||Jul 29, 2002|
|12||Rajendra Kumari Bajpai||Feb 5, 1995||Apr 22, 1998|
|13||Har Swarup Singh||Dec 19, 1990||May 2, 1993|
|14||Chandrawati||Feb 19, 1990||Dec 18, 1990|
|15||Ranjit Singh Dyal||Jun 22, 1988||Feb 19, 1990|
|16||Tribhuvan Prasad Tewary||Jan 10, 1984||Jun 21, 1988|
|17||Kona Prabhakara Rao||Feb 9, 1983||Jun 17, 1984|
|18||K.M. Chandy||May 15, 1982||May 8, 1983|
|19||R.N. Haldipur||Jul 27, 1981||May 14, 1982|
|20||R.K. Vyas||Jan 11, 1980||Jul 26, 1981|
|21||B.T. Kulkarni||Aug 30, 1976||Oct 31, 1980|
|22||Chhedilal||Aug 11, 1972||Aug 29, 1976|
|23||B.D. Jatti||Oct 14, 1968||Jul 11, 1972|
|24||S.L. Silam||Oct 14, 1963||Oct 13, 1968|
Puducherry Election History
Listed below is the detailed history of all the General Elections that were conducted here.
- 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
|Ministries||Name 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 Ministers||Thiru. N. RANGASAMY|
|Speaker||V. Sababathi Kothandaraman|
|Deputy Speaker||T.P.R Selvam|
|Agriculture, Animal Husbandry,Industries and Commerce, Economics and Statistics, Stationery and Printing, Port||M. Chandracasu|
|Social Welfare, Adi Dravidar Welfare , Women and Child Welfare, Backward Class Welfare ,Labour and Employment, Tourism||P. Rajavelu|
|Local Administration Department, Community Department, DRDA, Urban Basic Services, Fisheries, Housing, Fire Services||N.G. Pannirselvam|
|Electricity Department , Forest Department, School Education, Sports and Youth Affairs, Art and Culture, Science, Technology and Environment||T. Thiagarajan|
|Chairman - Pondicherry Distilleries Limited cum Karikal Development||V.M.C Sivakumar|
|Pondicherry Govt Whip||G. Nehru Kuppusamy|
|Pondicherry CMs Parliament Secratory||M. Vaithiyanathan|
|Chairman - PIPDIC||P. Angalan|
|Chairman - Pondicherry Slum Clearance Board||P. Karthikeyan|
|Chairman - Power Corporation Limited||P.R Siva|
|Chairman - PASIC||A. Ashok Aanand|
|Chairman - PAPSCO||A. Tamiz Selvan|
|Chairman - Pondicherry Social Welfare Board||B. Revady|
|Chairman - Pondicherry Textile Corporation||V. Bhalan|
|Chairman - Swadeshi and Bharathi Textile Mills||S. Baskarane|
|Chairman - Pondicherry Housing Board||G. Mathi Venkatesan|
|Chairman - Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Krishi Vigyan Kendra||G. Suresh Raghu|
|Chairman - Pondicherry Adi Dravidar Development Corporation||Prashanth Kumar|
|Chairman - Backward Class and Minority Development Corporation||C. Balamurugan|
|Chairman - Puducherry Tourism Development Corporation||Vaiyapuri Manikandan|
|Chairman - Karikal Planning Authority||K. 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.
Shri T. Sreekanth
address: The Chief Electoral Officer, Villianur Road, Reddiarpalayam, Puducherry 605010
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Pondicherry Latest News And Updates
"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 section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday. Srinivasan, who is also a businessman, was booked in 2012 under the section on a complaint by Karti P. Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram. Reliving the moments of his arrest by Puducherry Police, Srinivasan told IANS: "It was around 5 a.m. on October 30 when policemen knocked at my door. I was taken into custody, and my family didn't know for a long time about my whereabouts." He was let out on bail the same evening. "The case against me is still on and the next hearing is slated for March 27," he said. Srinivasan, the secretary of the Puducherry unit of the Aam Aadmi Party, had tweeted reports he had read about Chidambaram, leading to his arrest. Source: IANS
Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said.The meeting was described as a courtesy call by the prime minister's office. Source : IANS
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 Election Commission. According to commission, around 80 percent of the 901,357 voters have voted till 6 p.m while there were some in the queue. Source: IANS
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 Modi filed his nomination in Varanasi, turning the Hindu holy city into a sea of saffron. About 40 percent of the 180 million eligible to vote Thursday had exercised their franchise by 3 p.m. -- in the eight hours since balloting started -- in 201,735 polling centres in 11 states and Puducherry. Source: IANS
Polling continues in the 12 states. Jharkhand report 43% voter turnout till 1 pm. Around 62% voting is recorded in West Bengal. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported approximately 37% voter turnout each till 1 pm .Around 62% turnout in West Bengal and 51 % in Puducherry are also reported.
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.
Last Updated on September 23, 2014