The 30 Assembly seat Union Territory of Puducherry will go to polls on April 6. The elections in Puducherry will be held in a single-phase while the results of the polls will be announced on May 2 with four other states. Of the 30 Assembly seats, five are reserved for the Scheduled Caste candidates.
Ahead of the polls, the Congress-led government in the Union Territory fell before completing its five-year term under the Chief Minister V Naraynawamy. He had resigned on February 22 ahead of a floor test in the 33-member House (including three nominated) following the resignations of five Congress and one Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) legislators. On February 23, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Puducherry Chief Minister and his council of ministers.