Over 30 percent voting in Puducherry

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Puducherry, May 16: Over 30 percent of the voters have cast their ballot in the union territory of Puducherry where polling is underway on Monday (May 16) 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.

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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.  [Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Assembly elections (Live): AIADMK and DMK workers clash in Hosur, 1 injured]

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.

IANS

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