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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Congress has been the most successful in Puducherry

R Radhakrishnan of the All India NR Congress (AINRC) won with a margin of 60,854 defeating Union minister of state V Narayanasamy of the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

constituency watch Updated: Apr 15, 2019 10:45 IST
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Puducherry is the lone Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in the Union territory of Puducherry.(REUTERS)

Puducherry is the lone Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in the Union territory of Puducherry.

The Congress party has won nine out of the 13 Lok Sabha elections conducted till 2014 from this general seat.

R Radhakrishnan of the All India NR Congress (AINRC) won with a margin of 60,854 defeating Union minister of state V Narayanasamy of the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. It was the first time that a member of a regional party had won the Puducherry Lok Sabha seat.

The former French colony, known for its beaches, will vote in the second phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18 and results will be declared on May 23.

Here are some facts about the Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency:

Union territory of Puducherry

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Puducherry

Date of voting: April 18

2019 candidates: K. Narayanasamy (AINRC) , V. Vaithilingam (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: R Radhakrishnan, AINRC

Winning margin in 2014: 60,854

Runner up name, party: V Narayanasamy, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 740,017

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 82.10%

Number of women voters in 2014: 469,309

Number of polling booths in 2014: 905

First Published: Mar 18, 2019 05:06 IST