Over 30 percent voting in Puducherry

Puducherry, May 16 (IANS) Over 30 percent of the voters have cast their ballot in the union territory of Puducherry where polling is underway on Monday to elect the 30-member assembly, the Election Commission (EC) said.

The balloting picked up pace as votng was just over 10 percent at 9.00 a.m.

There are over 9.4 lakh voters in Puducherry.

Polling in Puducherry began at 7.00 a.m. and will end at 6.00 p.m.

A total of 344 candidates are in the fray.

The main fight is between the Congress-DMK combine and the ruling All India NR Congress (AINRC).

The AIADMK — the ruling party in Tamil Nadu — is going it alone in Puducherry.



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