2016 Puducherry Legislative Assembly election

The legislative assembly election in the Indian union territory of Puducherry was held on 16 May 2016 to elect members of the 30 constituencies in the non-contiguous territory to constitute Fourteenth Puducherry Legislative Assembly.[2]

2016 Puducherry Legislative Assembly election

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All 30 seats in the Legislature of Puducherry
16 seats needed for a majority
Turnout85.08%
  Majority party Minority party
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Leader V. Narayanasamy N. Rangaswamy
Party INC AINRC
Alliance UPA None
Leader's seat Nellithope[1] Indira Nagar[1]
Last election 7 seats, 25.06% 15 seats, 31.75%
Seats won INC: 15
(Alliance: 17)
8
Seat change Increase 8 Decrease 7
Popular vote 244,886 225,082
Percentage 30.6% 28.1%
Swing Increase 5.54% Decrease 3.65%

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2016 Election Map (by Constituencies) Puducherry Election Results 2016

Chief Minister before election

N. Rangaswamy
AINRC

Elected Chief Minister

V. Narayanasamy
INC

BackgroundEdit

By the requirement, the election must be held at an interval of five years or whenever it is dissolved by the President. The previous election was conducted on 13 April 2011 and its term would have naturally expired on 2 June 2016. The election was organised and conducted by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Indian National Congress were in an alliance and contested 9 and 21 seats respectively. Ruling AINRC, BJP & ADMK will contest separately.

The polling booths in three Assembly constituencies in Puducherry (out of total 30 segments) were equipped with Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines along with EVMs.[3][4][5][6][7]

Assembly constituencies of Puducherry having VVPAT facility with EVMs[8]
Oupalam
Orleampeth
Karaikal South

VotingEdit

The election was held on 16 May 2016 in a single phase and 84.11% voting was recorded.[9] The votes were counted on 19 May and results were declared on same day.[2]

ResultEdit

Parties and Coalitions Votes Vote % Vote swing Contested Won Change
  Indian National Congress 2,44,886 30.60   5.54 21 15  8
  All India N.R. Congress 2,25,082 28.1   3.65 30 8  7
  All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 134,597 16.8   3.05 30 4  1
  Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 70,836 8.9   1.78 9 2  
  Bharatiya Janata Party 19,303 2.4   1.08 30 0  
  Independents 62,884 7.9 1  
  None of the above 13,240 1.7
Total 8,00,343 30
Valid votes 8,00,343 99.86
Invalid votes 1,099 0.14
Votes cast / turnout 8,01,442 85.08
Abstentions 1,43,490 14.92
Registered voters 9,41,935
Source: International Business Times

List of winnersEdit

Puducherry RegionEdit

Constituency
No.
Name Reserved for
(SC/ST/None)
District Current MLA Party Lok Sabha
constituency
1 Mannadipet None Puducherry T.P.R. Selvame All India N.R. Congress Puducherry
2 Thirubuvanai SC Puducherry B. Kobiga All India N.R. Congress Puducherry
3 Ossudu SC Puducherry E. Theeppainthan Indian National Congress Puducherry
4 Mangalam None Puducherry S. V. Sugumaran All India N.R. Congress Puducherry
5 Villianur None Puducherry A. Namassivayam Indian National Congress Puducherry
6 Ozhukarai None Puducherry Mnr. Balan Indian National Congress Puducherry
7 Kadirkamam None Puducherry N.S.J. Jayabal All India N.R. Congress Puducherry
8 Indira Nagar None Puducherry N. Rangaswamy All India N.R. Congress Puducherry
9 Thattanchavady None Puducherry Ashok Anand All India N.R. Congress Puducherry
10 Kamaraj Nagar None Puducherry V. Vaithilingam Indian National Congress Puducherry
11 Lawspet None Puducherry VP Sivakolundhu Indian National Congress Puducherry
12 Kalapet None Puducherry M. O. H. F. Shahjahan Indian National Congress Puducherry
13 Muthialpet None Puducherry Vaiyapuri Manikandan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Puducherry
14 Raj Bhavan None Puducherry K. Lakshminarayan Indian National Congress Puducherry
15 Oupalam None Puducherry A. Anbalagan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Puducherry
16 Orleampeth None Puducherry R. Siva Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Puducherry
17 Nellithope None Puducherry V Narayanasamy Indian National Congress Puducherry
18 Mudaliarpet None Puducherry A. Baskar All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Puducherry
19 Ariankuppam None Puducherry T. Djeamourthy Indian National Congress Puducherry
20 Manavely None Puducherry R.K.R. Anantharaman Indian National Congress Puducherry
21 Embalam SC Puducherry M. Candassamy Indian National Congress Puducherry
22 Nettapakkam SC Puducherry V. Vizeaveny Indian National Congress Puducherry
23 Bahour None Puducherry N.Danavelou Indian National Congress Puducherry

Karaikal RegionEdit

Constituency
No.
Name Reserved for
(SC/ST/None)
District Current MLA Party Lok Sabha
constituency
24 Nedungadu SC Karaikal Chandirapriyanga All India N.R. Congress Puducherry
25 Thirunallar None Karaikal R. Kamalakkannan Indian National Congress Puducherry
26 Karaikal North None Karaikal P.R.N. Thirumurugan All India N.R. Congress Puducherry
27 Karaikal South None Karaikal K.A.U. Asana All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Puducherry
28 Neravy T R Pattinam None Karaikal A.Geetha Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Puducherry

Mahe RegionEdit

Constituency
No.
Name Reserved for
(SC/ST/None)
District Current MLA Party Lok Sabha
constituency
29 Mahe None Mahe V.Ramachandran Independent Puducherry

Yanam RegionEdit

Constituency
No.
Name Reserved for
(SC/ST/None)
District Current MLA Party Lok Sabha
constituency
30 Yanam None Yanam Malladi Krishna Rao Indian National Congress Puducherry

See alsoEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Prakash Upadhyaya & S V Krishnamachari (19 May 2016). "Pondicherry (Puducherry) Assembly elections 2016 result: Congress emerges single largest party". International Business Times. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "4 States, Puducherry to go to polls between April 4 and May 16". The Hindu. 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ "VVPAT usage in 64 seats in 5 states Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry" (PDF).
  4. ^ Reporter, Staff (6 March 2016). "EC holds first phase of training programme" – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ India, Press Trust of (10 February 2016). "Around 20,000 VVPAT machines to be used in assly polls: CEC" – via Business Standard.
  6. ^ Sivaraman, R. (11 February 2016). "CEC asks poll officials to remain neutral" – via www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "Parties seek single phase polls". Deccan Chronicle. 11 February 2016.
  8. ^ "EC to tighten grip on cash for votes". 12 February 2016 – via www.thehindu.com.
  9. ^ Prasad, S. (17 May 2016). "Brisk voting in Union Territory" – via www.thehindu.com.

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