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Lakshadweep General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014

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Lakshadweep Lok Sabha Election 2014 Dates

*Lakshadweep polling date: 10 April (Phase 3)

PC No.PC NameCategoryIssue of NotificationLast Date for filing NominationsScrutiny of NominationsLast date for withdrawal of CandidaturePolling DateCounting of VotesDate before which the election shall be Completed
1Lakshadweep(ST)15 Mar22 Mar24 Mar26 Mar10 April16 May28 May

Lakshadweep (earlier Laccadives) is a Union Territory of India, located in the Laccadive Sea. It is an archipelago that consists of 36 islands and 12 atolls. The group of islands was a part of Madras Presidency during the British rule. It became a part of the Union of India after independence. It was made a Union Territory on 1 November 1956. It was renamed as Lakshadweep, meaning "hundred thousand island." Kavaratti is the UT's administrative centre.

It is India's coral island chain. It is also the country's smallest Union Territory in terms of area. Lakshadweep is an important tourist destination and has great maritime importance as well.

Member Representation at the Centre

Lakshadweep has only one Lok Sabha constituency, which is reserved for a Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidate. It does not send any member to the Rajya Sabha

The Union Territory does not have a state legislature. The administration of the Lakshadweep is run by an Administrator, appointed by the President of India.

Political Parties

The political parties that are active in Lakshadweep are :
  • Indian National Congress (INC)
  • Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  • Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)]
  • Janata party
  • Samajwadi Party (SP)

Election History

The Indian National Congress has been the most dominant political party in Lakshadweep, and has won the constituency ten out of twelve times. The first Lok Sabha elections to be held in Lakshadweep were the 1967 elections. P M Sayeed contested and won as an independent candidate. He joined the INC and went on to win every election from 1971 elections to 1999 elections. In the 2004 elections however, this dominance of INC was successfully challenged by the Janata Dal (United). But, INC bounced back in the 2009 elections, and reclaimed the Lakshadweep constituency. At present it is the most powerful party in the state, with Muhammed Hamdullah Sayeed of INC as the UT's member to the Lok Sabha.

Prominent Political Personalities

The Lok Sabha member from Lakshadweep is an important politician of the state. He is :
  • Muhammed Hamdullah Sayeed : He is the son of P M Sayeed, and is a leader of the INC. He is the youngest member of the 15th Lok Sabha.
Some famous politicians from Lakshadweep are:
  • P M Sayeed : He was an important leader of the INC, and was elected as an MP from Lakshadweep ten times since his first election in 1967. He was a Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and was a former Union Minister. He was also a Rajya Sabha member from Delhi.

  • Dr. P Pookunhikoya : He is a leader of the Janata Dal (United), and represented Lakshadweep in the 14th Lok Sabha. He is the only non-Congress person to be elected from the Union Territory.

  Election Highlights  
Quick Facts No. of PCs : 1
No. of Polling Days : 1
Polling Dates : 10 April (Phase 3)
No. of Polling Stations : 43
No. of Polling Station locations : 23
Total Electors : 48,172 (as on 20th March 2014)
Electors in Age Group 18 to 25 years : 20.53%
Women Electors : 49.73%
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate : Rs. 54 lakhs

Lakshadweep Parliamentary Constituency Winners 2009

PC No.PC NameCategoryWinning CandidateGenderPartyTotal Votes
1Lakshadweep(ST)Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed A.BMINC20492

Last Updated on : June 18, 2014




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