Puducherry | Jagran Politics Desk: The counting for the Puducherry state assembly started at 8 AM on Sunday. According to the initial trends, BJP led NDA is leading on 9 seats and UPA is leading on 3 seats. There are a total of 30 seats in the Union Territory and results of Puducherry are underway.

Currently, the UT is under the President rule after Chief Minister V Narayanswamy-led Congress government lost the trust vote in the assembly in February this year, following the mass resignation of its MLAs. Though the party has expressed hopes that it will return to power in the UT, exit polls have predicted Puducherry will likely go the BJP's way.

Here are the LIVE Updates from Puducherry Assembly Elections Result 2021:

16:07 | According to Election Commission, KSP S Ramesh of Kadirgama won this seat by 12,246 votes. He defeated Congress's P Selvanadane.

16:06 | According to the early trends, BJP is leading on 9 seats and Congress is ahead on 3 seats.

13:15 | According to the early trends, BJP is leading on 8 seats and Congress is on 3 seats.

13:12| AINRC's N Rangasamy is trailing from Yanam with a margin of 673 votes, Gollaplli Srinivas Ahok leads from this seat.

9:59 AM| AINRC's N Rangasamy is leading from Yanam with a margin of 138 votes.

9:56 AM| According to the early trends, BJP is leading on 9 seats and Congress is ahead on 5 seats.

8:37 AM| According to the early trends, NDA is leading on 5 seats and UPA is leading on 4 seats.

8:10 AM| The counting of votes for the Puducherry assembly election begins.

6:57 AM| The counting of votes for Puducherry Assembly polls will begin at 8 AM today. Here are some outside visuals from the counting centre in Lawspet.

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Posted By: Deeksha Sharma