The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 for Lakshadweep will begin at 8 am. The results and winner of the elections will be declared on the same day. The Union territory went to polls on April 11, 2019 in a single phase, on the first round of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Lakshadweep is the only constituency seat in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep in India. And it is reserved for scheduled tribes. A total of 84.96 percent voter turnout was recorded in Lakshadweep. So while it may be the smallest Union Territory (UT) of India, it is among the places with the highest voter turnout this year. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Results LIVE News Updates.
A total of 6 candidates were in the fray for this constituency. Lakshadweep has an electorate of 54266, out of which 27,475 are male electors and 26,791 are female electors. Over 49 polling stations were set up to facilitate the voting process in the UT. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) nominated Shri Abdul Khader as their candidate and the Indian National Congress had chosen M. Hamdullah Sayeed. The current MP, Mohammed Faizal P. P. is representing the NCP. Ali Akbar was contesting from CPI and Shereef Khan from CPI (M). Lakshadweep Lok Sabha Constituency: Candidates, Current MP, Polling Date And Election Results 2019.
In the 16th Lok Sabha Election, 2014, Mohammed Faizal P.P. from National Congress Party emerged victorious with 50.11 percent votes. This was the 17th Lok Sabha elections. Before 1967, the Member of Parliament for this constituency were directly appointed by the President of India.