Puducherry Polls

  • Cong blames DMK for drubbing in Tamil Nadu 10-06-2011 03:07 PM

    New Delhi: Blaming DMK for the drubbing in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Assembly elections, Congress has said there is a need to take a "relook" at its strategy in the southern state as the party must not lose its vote bank due to "mistakes of its coalition partners". The remarks...
  • Rangasamy sworn in as Puducherry CM 16-05-2011 07:19 AM

    Puducherry: N Rangasamy, who ended the reign of his former party Congress in a stunning electoral debut for his outfit, was on Monday sworn in as Chief Minister of Puducherry for a third term. 61-year old Rangasamy, chief of All India NR Congress, was administered oath of office by Lt...
  • Puducherry Assembly to be a mix of young and old 14-05-2011 05:14 PM

    Puducherry: The 30 members elected to the Puducherry assembly are a mix of first-time legislators and veteran old timers making a comeback as the 12-year long Congress rule came to an end in the Union Territory. The Assembly will have nine first-time MLAs along with a host of veterans that...
  • Battle for the States with Rajdeep Sardesai 13-05-2011 11:57 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai discusses the Assembly poll results with experts and talks to Mamata Banerjee on 'Battle for the States'. ...
  • Puducherry: Rangasamy's clean image humbles Cong 13-05-2011 04:45 PM

    Puducherry: N Rangasamy, nicknamed 'Junior Kamaraj' for his simple living and unassuming style, took a sweet revenge on his former party Congress which unceremoniously removed him as Chief Minister of this tiny Union Territory. Sidelined by the Congress, Rangasamy felt humiliated and launched his own outfit All India N R...
  • Analysis: Loss for Cong as third parties emerge 13-05-2011 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: Congress is the biggest loser in this election. Number 13 has proved bad for the party! Two women will be controlling the national politics from two British built cities on the East Coast. Mamatha Banerjee from Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and J Jayalalithaa from Chennai (formerly Madras). Both have...
  • Rahul Gandhi's 2014 majority dream in tatters 13-05-2011 08:39 AM

    New Delhi: Even though only the initial leads have started to emerge from the key states of West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu it has become amply clear that Rahul Gandhi's dream of a Congress majority in the 2014 general elections is already in tatters, according to eminent historian and...
  • Congress alliance loses in Puducherry 13-05-2011 08:11 AM

    Puducherry: Unseating the Congress alliance, All-India NR Congress-AIADMK combine was on Friday gained a two-third majority winning 20 constituencies in the elections to the 30-member Assembly in the Union Territory of Puducherry. Steering his party to on impressive electoral debut, former chief minister N Rangasamy, who broke away from Congress...
  • Polls: Friday the 13th, but lucky for some 12-05-2011 10:26 PM

    New Delhi: Friday the 13th will be lucky for some. By mid-day, one of the two alliances fighting for power in each of four states and one Union Territory will know whether theyre the lucky one. After months of campaigning in the heat and dust, the contenders will know whether...
  • Battle for the States: Regional leaders' role re-emphasised? 11-05-2011 11:56 PM

    On Battle For States, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if Assembly polls have re-emphasised regional leaders' role. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 13-04-2011 11:39 PM

    Watch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • 83.62 per cent polling reported in Puducherry 13-04-2011 02:33 PM

    Puducherry: In the Union Territory of Puducherry 83.62 per cent of the 8.10 lakh voters exercised their franchise on Wednesday to constitute its 30-member Assembly. Revenue Minister Malladi Krishna Rao is seeking election for the fourth successive term from Yanam, which also involves a multi-cornered contest. The turnout of women...
  • TN, Kerala, Puducherry all set to go for polls 12-04-2011 06:14 PM

    Chennai/Thiruvanathapuram: Tamil Nadu and Kerala will go to polls on Wednesday to elect their new assemblies in one of the closest battles that witnessed a bitter race between rival fronts. About 6.91 crore voters will have the right to vote in these elections which may be the swan song of...
  • Puducherry booths to be connected via web 12-04-2011 01:25 PM

    Puducherry: Election authorities on Monday said arrangements for connecting all polling booths in Puducherry through 'web casting technology' have been made to ensure the entire polling process on April 13, except vote casting would be monitored by Returning officers and Chief Electoral Officer. Chief Electoral Officer Belatee Pertin said in...
  • Rahul to campaign in Puducherry today 07-04-2011 11:04 AM

    Puducherry: AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will campaign in Puducherry on Thursday, a Puducherry state youth congress committee functionary said on Wednesday. Puducherry State Youth Congress committee President Shankar said Rahul Gandhi will drive through a number of villages in Madukarai and Nettapakkam and a few other blocks. He would...
  • Only 6 women in fray in Puducherry polls 05-04-2011 01:05 PM

    Puducherry: A few women are in fray in Puducherry, which goes to polls on April 13. Except DMK, BSP and BJP, no other political party -- including the ruling Congress, has fielded any women candidates. Of the total 187 contestants spread over the 30 segments, there are only six women...
  • Sonia to address Puducherry rally on Tuesday 04-04-2011 11:56 AM

    Puducherry: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally on April 5 in Puducherry to garner support for the Congress-DMK alliance in the Union Territory. Speaking to reporters in Puducherry, Union Minister of State for Planning and Prime Minister's office V Narayanasamy said AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and...
  • 6 govt staff suspended for violating poll code 02-04-2011 09:28 PM

    Puducherry: The Puducherry government has suspended six of its employees for allegedly participating in poll-related activities of political parties in this Union Territory. Jesudoss (an employee of Agriculture Department), Ilango (Khadi and Village Industries Board), Mangayarselvam (Education Department), Velmurugan (Puducherry State Marketing Committee), Singaram (State-owned Corporation for Development of Minorities...
  • Puducherry polls: Cong promises free mobiles 01-04-2011 12:59 PM

    Puducherry: Taking a cue from political parties in neighbouring Tamil Nadu in offering freebies, the manifesto of the ruling Congress in Puducherry for assembly polls has promised free mobile phones for BPL families. The manifesto said poorer sections would find mobile phones helpful during emergency and a family whose annual...
  • Vote out Congress in Puducherry: Jayalalithaa 30-03-2011 12:41 PM

    Puducherry: AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Congress government in Puducherry, accusing of failure to maintain law and order and neglecting development of the union territory. "There is no protection to life and property of the people here as law and order is in...
  • Over 180 nominations filed in Puducherry 26-03-2011 11:03 AM

    Puducherry: A total of 183 nominations were filed on Friday in the Union Territory for the April 13 Assembly polls. Home and Health Minister E Valsaraj filed his nomination for the lone seat in Mahe, an enclave of the Union Territory in Kerala. In Puducherry which has 23 segments, 143...
  • Cong clears 17 candidates for Puducherry polls 25-03-2011 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: Chief Minister V Vaihilingam is among the 17 candidates whose names were announced by Congress for the assembly election in Puducherry. Vaithilingam, who was representing Nettapakkam constituency in his native village in the assembly since 1985, has been fielded from Kamaraj Nagar constituency this time. He was shifted...
  • Ninety nominations filed in Puducherry 25-03-2011 11:08 AM

    Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister V Vaithilingam and four of his ministerial colleagues filed their nominations for the April 13 assembly polls on Thursday. A total of 90 nominations were filed bringing the total to 108 since March 19 when the poll process was set in motion, election office sources said....
  • MDMK legislator quits membership of House 22-03-2011 02:54 PM

    Puducherry: The lone MDMK member in the Puducherry Assembly PR Siva has resigned from the party and membership of the House and joined the All India NR Congress led by former Chief Minister N Rangasamy. Official sources said Siva submitted his resignation to the Secretary to the assembly earlier in...
  • MK Rao retracts decision; will contest poll 22-03-2011 02:00 PM

    Puducherry: Revenue and Tourism Minister Malladi Krishna Rao on Monday retracted his decision to contest the April 13 assembly polls and said he would seek re-election from his home constituency of Yanam (an enclave of Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh). He said he had taken the decision as he could not...
  • 5 nominations filed for Puducherry polls 21-03-2011 05:45 PM

    Puducherry: Five nominations were filed on Monday for the April 13 Puducherry assembly polls. M Sundaramoorthy and S Ravichandran (both BJP) filed nominations from Thirubuvanai (reserved) and Kamaraj Nagar constituencies respectively. While M Pichaippan alias Pitchekarane filed the papers as nominee of Lok Jansakthi Party for Oussudu (reserved), N Balu...
  • Lone MDMK legislator quits Puducherry assembly 21-03-2011 05:02 PM

    Puducherry: The lone MDMK member in the Puducherry Assembly P R Siva has resigned from the party and membership of the House and joined the All India NR Congress led by former Chief Minister N Rangasamy. Official sources said Siva submitted his resignation to the Secretary to the assembly earlier...
  • Will the poor performance of the UPA government affect the Puducherry polls?

    A series of scandals coupled with inflation have made the UPA government unpopular with people. Will Puducherry again opt for the Congress? ...
  • Puducherry Minister announces retirement 17-03-2011 01:50 PM

    Puducherry: A Congress Minister in Puducherry on Thursday said he would not contest the April 13 assembly polls and has also decided to retire from active politics. Talking to PTI here, Malladi Krishna Rao who represents the lone segment of Yanam, an enclave of Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh, said he...
  • Will Congress make an easy comeback in Puducherry?

    Chief Minister V Vaithilingam's government faces little opposition in the Union Territory. ...