Lakshadweep (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Lakshadweep (Lok Sabha constituency)
Lakshadweep in India (disputed hatched).svg
Lakshadweep's location in India
Existence 1957–present
Reservation Scheduled Tribes
Current MP Mohammed Faizal P. P.
Party Nationalist Congress Party
Elected Year 2014
State Union territory

Lakshadweep Lok Sabha constituency (formerly Laccadive, Minicoy And Amindivi Islands Lok Sabha constituency) is a Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) constituency, which covers the entire area of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep in India. This seat is reserved for Scheduled Tribes.[1] As of 2014, it is the smallest Lok Sabha constituency by number of voters.[2]

Before its first election in 1967, its member of parliament (MP) was directly appointed by the President of India.[3] Its first MP was K. Nalla Koya Thangal of the Indian National Congress (INC) who served two terms from 1957–67.[4][5][6] Its first election in 1967 was won by independent politician, P. M. Sayeed. In the next election in 1971, Sayeed representing the INC was elected unopposed. He went on to win the next eight elections consecutively before being defeated by 71 votes in the 2004 election by P. Pookunhi Koya of the Janata Dal (United) party. In total, Sayeed represented this constituency in the Lok Sabha for ten consecutive terms from 1967 to 2004.[7] In the 2009 election, Sayeed's son, Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed, won the seat.[8] As of the latest election in 2014, the current MP representing this constituency is Mohammed Faizal P. P. of the Nationalist Congress Party.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Year of election Member of Parliament Party
2nd 1957 K. Nalla Koya Thangal[Note 1] Indian National Congress
3rd 1962 K. Nalla Koya Thangal Indian National Congress
4th 1967 P. M. Sayeed Independent
5th 1971 P. M. Sayeed Indian National Congress
6th 1977 P. M. Sayeed Indian National Congress
7th 1980 P. M. Sayeed Indian National Congress (Urs)
8th 1984 P. M. Sayeed Indian National Congress
9th 1989 P. M. Sayeed Indian National Congress
10th 1991 P. M. Sayeed Indian National Congress
11th 1996 P. M. Sayeed Indian National Congress
12th 1998 P. M. Sayeed Indian National Congress
13th 1999 P. M. Sayeed Indian National Congress
14th 2004 P. Pookunhi Koya Janata Dal (United)
15th 2009 Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed Indian National Congress
16th 2014 Mohammed Faizal P. P. Nationalist Congress Party

Election results[edit]

General election 1967[edit]

Independent candidate, P. M. Sayeed won the first election and represented this constituency in the 4th Lok Sabha. Sayeed was also the youngest MP elected to the 4th Lok Sabha.[9]

Indian general election, 1967: Lakshadweep[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent P. M. Sayeed 4,151 35.16 N/A
Independent A. T. Arnakad 3,765 31.89 N/A
Independent M. K. Thalakakkad 2,319 19.64 N/A
Independent M. M. Pappada 935 7.92 N/A
Independent C. K. T. Akkarapalli 637 5.40 N/A
Margin of victory 386 3.27 N/A
Turnout 11,897 82.02 N/A
Independent win (new seat)

General election 1971[edit]

In the 1971 election, INC candidate, P. M. Sayeed was elected unopposed.[11][12]

General election 1977[edit]

P. M. Sayeed held the seat and represented the constituency in the 6th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1977: Lakshadweep[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC P. M. Sayeed 9,600 58.59 N/A
Independent Mohammed Koya Kunnamkalam 6,786 41.41 N/A
Margin of victory 2,814 17.18 N/A
Turnout 16,480 84.64 N/A
INC hold Swing

General election 1980[edit]

P. M. Sayeed defected to the Indian National Congress (Urs) party but still held the seat and represented the constituency in the 7th Lok Sabha.[8]

Indian general election, 1980: Lakshadweep[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC(U) P. M. Sayeed 10,018 56.37 N/A
Janata Party Mohammed Koya Kunnamkalam 7,069 39.78 N/A
INC Amanulla Baliapathoda 685 3.85 -54.74
Margin of victory 2,949 16.59 -0.59
Turnout 17,860 88.78 +4.14
INC(U) gain from INC Swing

General election 1984[edit]

P. M. Sayeed returned to the INC and held the seat and represented the constituency in the 8th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1984: Lakshadweep[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC P. M. Sayeed 10,361 54.47 +50.62
Independent Mohammed Koya Kunnamkalam 8,662 45.53 N/A
Margin of victory 1,699 8.94 -7.65
Turnout 19,105 86.98 -1.80
INC gain from INC(U) Swing

General election 1989[edit]

P. M. Sayeed held the seat and represented the constituency in the 9th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1989: Lakshadweep[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC P. M. Sayeed 13,323 52.27 -2.20
Independent Mohammed Koya Kunnamkalam 12,167 47.73 +2.20
Margin of victory 1,156 4.54 -4.40
Turnout 25,555 84.99 -1.99
INC hold Swing

General election 1991[edit]

P. M. Sayeed held the seat and represented the constituency in the 10th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1991: Lakshadweep[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC P. M. Sayeed 12,801 50.55 -1.72
Independent Mohammed Koya Kunnamkalam 12,520 49.45 +1.72
Margin of victory 281 1.10 -3.44
Turnout 25,449 80.37 -4.62
INC hold Swing

General election 1996[edit]

P. M. Sayeed held the seat and represented the constituency in the 11th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1996: Lakshadweep[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC P. M. Sayeed 15,611 51.71 +1.16
Janata Dal Mohammed Koya Kunnamkalam 14,577 48.29 N/A
Margin of victory 1,034 3.42 +2.32
Turnout 30,373 89.04 +8.67
INC hold Swing

General election 1998[edit]

P. M. Sayeed held the seat and represented the constituency in the 12th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1998: Lakshadweep[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC P. M. Sayeed 16,014 51.55 -0.16
Janata Dal Mohammed Koya Kunnamkalam 15,050 48.45 +0.16
Margin of victory 964 3.10 -0.32
Turnout 31,264 85.10 -3.94
INC hold Swing

General election 1999[edit]

P. M. Sayeed held the seat and represented the constituency in the 13th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1999: Lakshadweep[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC P. M. Sayeed 16,113 53.96 +2.41
JD(U) K. P. Muthukoya 12,924 43.28 N/A
JD(S) Hussain Faburikage 542 1.82 N/A
Independent Ameer Biyyammada 281 0.94 N/A
Margin of victory 3,189 10.68 +7.58
Turnout 30,174 80.21 -4.89
INC hold Swing

General election 2004[edit]

P. Pookunhi Koya of the JD (U) party defeated the ten term incumbent MP, P. M. Sayeed by 71 votes.

General election, 2004: Lakshadweep[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JD(U) P. Pookunhi Koya 15,597 49.02 +5.74
INC P. M. Sayeed 15,526 48.79 -5.17
Janata Party E. P. Attakoya Thangal 468 1.47 N/A
SP Ameer Puthiyathanoda 229 0.72 N/A
Margin of victory 71 0.23 -10.45
Turnout 31,820 81.52 +1.31

General election 2009[edit]

Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed won the seat and also became the youngest member of the 15th Lok Sabha.[8]

General Election, 2009: Lakshadweep[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed 20,492 51.88 +3.09
NCP P. Pookunhi Koya 18,294 46.32 N/A
CPI(M) M. K. Lukmanul Hakeem 467 1.18 N/A
BJP K. P. Muthukoya 245 0.62 N/A
Margin of victory 2,198 5.56 +5.33
Turnout 39,498 85.90 +4.38
INC gain from JD(U) Swing

General election 2014[edit]

Mohammed Faizal P. P. of the Nationalist Congress Party won the seat and represents the constituency in the current 16th Lok Sabha.

General Election, 2014: Lakshadweep[23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
NCP Mohammed Faizal P. P. 21,665 50.11 +3.79
INC Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed 20,130 46.56 -5.32
SP Komalam Koya 488 1.13 N/A
CPI(M) Abdul Muneer 465 1.08 -0.10
BJP M. P. Sayed Mohammed Koya 187 0.43 -0.19
CPI Najmudheen C. T. 181 0.42 N/A
NOTA None of the above 123 0.28 N/A
Margin of victory 1,535 3.55 -2.01
Turnout 43,239 86.61
NCP gain from INC Swing

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Thangal was directly appointed by the President of India to serve as MP for this constituency in 1957 and 1962.

References[edit]

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