After a first few hours of brisk voting in Puducherry, sparking expectations that the polling percentage would cross 90, the figure settled at 81.64 by the end of the day.
The Election Officer has banned weapons, sticks, banners and placards, and bike rallies.
A detailed look at the problems plaguing the constituency in Puducherry
Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader, Veerappa Moily, said NDA is an alliance of contradictions.
N Rangasamy on Monday said the nearly five-year rule of the Congress in Puducherry in alliance with the DMK was a failure.
PM Narendra Modi would address an election rally on Tuesday to woo voters for NDA candidates contesting the April 6 Assembly polls.
A battle that nobody won but left behind many wounds... this is perhaps how most would describe the past five years of puducherry govt. But what was it fought over?
Here’s a glance at how Puducherry voted in the 2016 Assembly polls. The Congress had formed the government after bagging 15 of the 30 seats
“As many as 52 of the 72 promises the alliance put in its manifesto were not met. The Congress promised 30 kg free rice and five kg wheat for ration card holders, but they failed to provide it.
Even weeks before the polls, the Congress has given up on the contest for Yanam seat as most of its leaders in the region have deserted the party.
A cornered Narayanasamy may not be able to garner votes in his favour, nor for the party and chose to stay out of the contest.
Former revenue Minister MOHF Shajahan will be contesting from Kamaraj Nagar as he has shifted from Kalapet. He will take on sitting MLA A John Kumar, who is now with BJP.
In an interesting development, former Chief Minister and Congress heavyweight V Narayanasamy seems to have opted out of the race.
The Prime Minister will address another rally, while Amit Shah will lead a road show and Nadda will address a rally in Karaikal region.
In the SDA, the Congress and the DMK have agreed to contest in 15 and 13 seats respectively and give two seats to minor allies.