The counting of votes for the 30-member Puducherry legislative assembly commenced at 8 AM amid strict Covid-19 protocols on Sunday.
Initial trends suggest that the BJP-led NDA is on course to form a government in the union territory. India TV is indicating that NDA is leading in eight of the 14 constituencies whose trends are out.
Similarly, other channels seem to be suggesting a comfortable lead for the saffron alliance.
The V Narayanaswamy-led Congress government fell in February this year after multiple important leaders led by A. Namassivayam switched over to the BJP; indicating a shift in the political winds of Puducherry.
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