The Hindu Business Line
Women voters outnumber men in Puducherry
Puducherry has a total voter strength of 9.73 lakh with women outnumbering men, according the electoral roll released ahead of the April 18 Lok Sabha election to the lone constituency in the union territory.
The number of women voters stood at 5.13 lakh while that of men at 4.59 lakh, and 96 voters come under the ‘others’ category, Chief Electoral Officer V Candavelou said in a release.
The union territory has four regions — Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.
There are 18 contestants, including former speaker V Vaithilingam (Congress) and doctor-turnedpolitician K Narayanasamy (AINRC).
Thattanchavady Assembly segment is going for a by-pollsimultaneously with the Parliamentary poll.