Indian general election, 2009 (Puducherry)

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Indian general election in Puducherry, 2009
← 2004 May 13, 2009 (5A Phase)

1 seat
  First party Second party
  J. Jayalalithaa (cropped).jpg
Leader M. Karunanidhi J. Jayalalithaa
Alliance UPA TF
Seats won 1 0
Seat change +1 -1
Popular vote 300,391 208,619
Percentage 49.41% 34.32%

The Indian general election, 2009 in Puducherry, occurred for 1 seat in the territory. The seat is part of the Puducherry constituency. The UPA, fielded Narayanswamy, of the Indian National Congress, while the Third Front fielded PMK incumbent candidate M. Ramadass. Due to the high Vanniyar population in Puducherry, many expected that it will be a bitter contest, unlike the previous election, when PMK was part of the UPA. The results reflected the general trend shown in Tamil Nadu, where DMK and its alliance UPA, were able to beat its rival ADMK and its allies which are part of the Third Front. The results here also reflects the poor performance of PMK in this election, losing all 7 seats, it contested in Tamil Nadu, as opposed to winning all of its 6 seats in the last election.

Results of Indian General Elections 2009 Puducherry
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Full Results[edit]

Source: Election Commission of India [1]

General Election, 2009: Puducherry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Narayanswamy 300,391 49.41%
PMK M. Ramadass (incumbent) 208,619 34.32%
DMDK K.A.U Asanaa 52,638 8.66%
BJP M. Visweswaran 13,442 2.21%
Turnout 607,948 79.70%
INC gain from PMK Swing
UPA gain from TF Swing


See also[edit]

Brisk polling in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry