Puducherry: Over 83.8% of the total voters cast their ballots here where polling is underway on Monday to elect the 30-member assembly, said the Election Commission.
 
At 9.00 a.m. over 10 percent of over 9.4 lakh voters had cast their votes.
 
Polling in Puducherry began at 7.00 a.m. and will end at 6.00 p.m.
 
However the rains in Karaikal region has impacted the polling, an election commission official said.
 
A total of 344 candidates are in the fray.
 
The main fight is between the Congress-DMK combine and the ruling All India NR Congress (AINRC).
 
The AIADMK-the ruling party in Tamil Nadu, is contesting alone in Puducherry.