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