Puducherry: Polling begins to elect the 30-member assembly in Puducherry at 7 a.m. today.

Over 9.4 lakh voters are expected to exercise their democratic right of voting to elect their representatives today at Puducherry.

A total of 344 candidates are in the fray.

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Although, the main fight remains between the Congress-DMK combine and the ruling All India NR Congress (AINRC). The AIADMK-the ruling party in Tamil Nadu- is going it alone in Puducherry.