Mumbai: In Puducherry, a turnout of 23 per cent was recorded in the voting till noon on Thursday for the Lok Sabha, which is a fight between ruling Congress and Opposition AINRC.
The main battle for the parliamentary seat from the Union Territory is that of the ruling Congress candidate V. Vaithilingam, a former Assembly Speaker and Opposition AINRC’s candidate is Narayanasamy.
AINRC candidate is a doctor-turned-politician, while actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Nidhi Maiam has made former AIADMK MLA MAS Subramanian a candidate from the seat.
In Puducherry and its Karikal, outer areas of Mahe and Yanam, there is a Lok Sabha seat together and a total of 9,73,410 voters.
The officials said, that out of 970 polling stations spread across the Union Territory, 222 were considered sensitive and 25 polling stations were considered important
(With PTI Inputs)