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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it’s Congress vs BJP

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha seat has traditionally seen the fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. Bishnu Pada Ray of the BJP had won the last Lok Sabha election in 2014 after defeating Congress’ Manoranjan Bhakta.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 11, 2019 07:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Polling official check election paraphernalia.
Polling official check election paraphernalia.(PTI file photo)
         

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha seat is the only parliamentary constituency in the Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha seat has traditionally seen the fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. Bishnu Pada Ray of the BJP had won the last Lok Sabha election in 2014 after defeating Congress’ Manoranjan Bhakta.

Read: All about the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Ray had won the parliamentary election before that as well.

Congress leader Bhakta had represented Andaman and Nicobar Islands for eight terms.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands will vote on April 11 and results of the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be declared on May 23.

Here are some electoral facts about Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha seat:

Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

2019 candidates: Vishal Jolly (BJP), Kuldeep Rai Sharma (Congress)

Date of polling: April 11

Sitting MP, party: Bishnu Pada Ray, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 7,812

Runner up name, party: Manoranjan Bhakta, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 190,328

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 70.66%

Number of women voters in 2014: 126,578

Number of polling booths in 2014: 386

First Published: Mar 17, 2019 10:59 IST

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