Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The Union Territory of Lakshadweep is a parliamentary constituency and the seat is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST). As per 2014 elections, this Lok Sabha seat is the smallest seat by the number of voters, Wikipedia states.
One member is elected to the lower house of Indian Parliament. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Nationalist Congress Party’s Mohammed Faizal PP defeated Congress’Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed. The NCP leader won by a margin of 1, 535 votes.
Lakshadweep had been a Congress’ bastion. The first MP of the UT was K. Nalla Koya Thangal of the Indian National Congress who served two terms from 1957–67. Later, Congress’ Sayeed won the seat for ten consecutive terms from 1967 to 2004. In the next election i.e. 2009, Sayeed’s son, Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed, won the seat. In 2014, the NCP came to power.
Key things to know:
1) polling date: April 11
2) Counting of votes: May 23
3) Ruling party/coalition in the state: President is the chief administrator
4) Number of parliamentary seats in Lakshadweep: 1
5) Number of voters in the state: 50,931
6) Voter turnout in 2014: 86.61%
7) Number of assembly seats: NA
8) Party wise break-up of the Lok Sabha seats: NCP-1
9) Main leaders across parties: Mohammed Faizal PP (NCP), Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed (Congress), Komalam Koya (SP)