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Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lok Sabha constituency)

Existence  1967–present
Current MP  Bishnu Pada Ray
State  Union Territory
Party  Bharatiya Janata Party
Female electors  126,578
Reservation  N/A
Elected Year  2014
Member of parliament  Bishnu Pada Ray
Male electors  142,782
Total electors  269,360
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lok Sabha constituency)
Most Successful Party  Indian National Congress (12 times)
Last election  Indian general election, 2014
Union territory  Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands( Pronunciation ); (Bengali: আন্দামান ও নিকোবর দ্বীপপুঞ্জ;) Lok Sabha constituency is the only Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian parliament) in the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Until the 1967 general election, the member of parliament (MP) representing this territory was unelected but directly appointed by the President of India. Its first MP was John Richardson who was nominated to represent this constituency in the 1st Lok Sabha in 1952. The next two to be nominated were both from the Indian National Congress (INC): Lachman Singh in 1957 and Lall Niranjan in 1962. The constituency's first elected MP was K. R. Ganesh of the INC in 1967. Ganesh was re-elected in the next election in 1971. Manoranjan Bhakta of the INC won the 1977 election and would go on to serve seven consecutive terms as MP from 1977 to 1999 before being defeated by Bishnu Pada Ray of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 1999 election. Bhakta was re-elected in 2004 to serve an eighth term as MP. Ray won the 2009 election, was re-elected in the most recent election in 2014 and currently serves as this constituency's MP.

References

Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lok Sabha constituency) Wikipedia


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