In 2009 Election Results the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.
In 2014 Election Results the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Party Wise Election Results
|State||Party||Number of Seats|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Indian National Congress||1|
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Constituency Wise Election Results (Winner/Runner Up)
|Name of State/ UT||Parliamentary Constituency||Winner||Party||Total Votes||% of Votes||Runner-Up||Party||Total Votes||% of Votes|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Kuldeep Rai Sharma||Indian National Congress||95308||45.98||Vishal Jolly||Bharatiya Janata Party||93901||45.3|
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014
The lone constituency of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is once again won by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BJP candidate Vishnupad Rai was declared the winner when the results were out.Congress candidate Kuldeep Rai Sharma was declared a runner up in the Union Territory (UT). The Andaman and Nicobar Islands was declared a UT in 1956. The UT has no ceremonial or legislature head, but the government is headed by the Lieutenant Governor. The Governor is appointment by the President of India and presently A.K. Singh is the Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands has only one Lok Sabha constituency which represents the entire Union Territory. The UT has participated in 11 Lok Sabha elections, out of which nine are won by the Indian national Congress and two by BJP. It again attended the 2014 Lok Sabha elections where elections were held on April 10, 2014. With majority of Congress' victory and BJP being the last winner in 2009 elections, it was unpredictable that which party will win this time in the elections from the UT.
Administration of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
As other Indian states or Union Territories, the administrative structure of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is defined by the national constitution of 1950. It is managed by the central government through a lieutenant governor, who is appointed by the president of India. The Council of Ministers assist the lieutenant governor. The Islands also comprises of its own legislature with elected members.
Issues of the UT
The conflict between commercial activities and the welfare of Jarawa tribes was one of the fundamental election issues in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The state witnessed a violent fight among five major parties.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Election History
Till date, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has conducted 11 Lok Sabha elections, out of which nine were won by the INC and the remaining two by the BJP. From the Lok Sabha election of 1971 to that of 1998, the INC consecutively won eight elections in the area. It was only in 1999 that the BJP managed to overthrow the monopoly. However, the INC came back to power after winning the general election of 2004 but lost to BJP once again in 2009.
Major Political Parties of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Following are the major parties of Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
|Indian National Congress (INC)||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)|
|Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)||Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)||Communist Party of India(Marxist) [CPI (M)]|
List of Administrators of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Since the beginning of British settlement in the area in 1858, Andaman and Nicobar Islands were governed by a Superintendent of the British. In 1872, this title was changed to that of Chief Commissioner, and it stayed on until 1945, when Japan captured the area. The islands finally became a part of the Indian subcontinent in 1946 when Inamul Majid was appointed the first Indian Governor and was the nominal head of the area. In 1982, the President changed the title and the duties of the Administrator of the Union Territory, and Manohar L. Kampani became the first Lieutenant Governor of the area on assuming office in November 1982. The current Lt. Governor is A.K. Singh.
Demographics of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
As per the Indian census data 2011, this Union Territory has a population of about 3,80,000 with 53% males and 47% females. About 62% of the population is rural and 34% is urban. The sex ratio is 878 females per 1,000 males. There is a 70% Hindu majority, with at least 20% Christians in the population. The average literacy rate is 87%.
List of Administrators in Andaman and Nicobar Island
|Sr. No.||Name of Administrator||From||To|
|1||Admiral (Retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi||Oct 8, 2017||Present|
|2||Prof. Jagdish Mukhi (Lieutenant Governor)||Aug 22, 2016||Oct 7, 2017|
|3||A. K. Singh||Jul 8, 2013||Aug 17, 2016|
|4||Bhopinder Singh||Dec 29, 2006||Jun 30, 2013|
|5||Madan Mohan Lakhera||Feb 12, 2006||Dec 29, 2006|
|6||Ramchandra "Ram" Kapse||Jan 5, 2004||May 30, 2006|
|7||Nagendra Nath Jha||May 26, 2001||Jan 4, 2004|
|8||Ishwari Prasad Gupta||Dec 23, 1996||May 25, 2001|
|9||Vakkom Purushothaman||Mar 19, 1993||Mar 18, 1996|
|10||Surjit Singh Barnala ||Dec 1990||Mar 18, 1993|
|11||Ranjit Singh Dayal||Feb 25, 1990||Dec 1990|
|12||Romesh Bhandari|| Dec 1989||Feb 24, 1990|
|13||Tirath Singh Oberoi||Dec 4, 1985|| Dec 1989|
|14||Manohar L. Kampani||Nov 12, 1982||Dec 3, 1985|
Last Updated on Feb 12, 2020