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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: It has been BJP and Congress in Daman and Diu

The Daman and Diu Lok Sabha seat has been held either by the BJP or the Congress party.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 18, 2019 15:52 IST
Ht Correspondent
Ht Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Lok Sabha election was held in Daman and Diu for the first time in 1987.
The Lok Sabha election was held in Daman and Diu for the first time in 1987.(AFP file photo)
         

Daman and Diu is a Union territory and is represented by a single parliamentary constituency.

The second smallest Union territory came into existence in 1987 after the implementation of the Goa, Daman and Diu Reorganisation Act, 1987. And, the Lok Sabha election was held in Daman and Diu for the first time that year.

Lalubhai Patel of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defeated Congress’ Ketan Patel in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Lalubhai had won the parliamentary election in 2009 as well.

Read: All about Daman and Diu

The Daman and Diu Lok Sabha seat has been held either by the BJP or the Congress party.

The Lok Sabha election 2019 will be held during the third of the seventh phase on April 23 and votes will be counted on May 23 in the Union territory, which has many beaches and Portuguese-styled buildings and monuments.

Here is what you need to know about Daman and Diu ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019:

Union territory of Daman and Diu

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Daman and Diu

Date of voting: April 23

2019 candidates: Ketan Dahyabhai Patel (Congress), Lalubhai Babubhai Patel (BJP), Sakil Lathif Khan (BSP)

Sitting MP, party: Lalubhai Patel, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 9,222

Runner up name, party: Ketan Patel, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 87,233

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 78.01%

Number of women voters in 2014: 54,816

Number of polling booths in 2014: 131

First Published: Mar 17, 2019 13:25 IST