2024 Lok Sabha Elections: Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Here’s all you need to know about 2024 General Elections for the union territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

| Updated: 01 April, 2024 11:37 am IST

The 2024 Lok Sabha elections for the Andaman & Nicobar Islands will be held on April 19, 2024. The counting of votes will be on June 4, 2024. This constituency represents the entire territory, making it a pivotal battleground for political parties vying to establish a presence in the region.

No. of constituencies: 1

Names of constituencies: Andaman & Nicobar  Current MP Kuldeep Rai Sharma (INC)

Polling Schedule and Constituencies:-
The polling will unfold in a single phase
1st Phase: April 19, 2024
Constituencies:  All

Number of voters: 317,878

Contesting parties:

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Bahujan Samaj Party, National People’s Party, Andaman Nicobar Democratic Congress, Andaman Nicobar Janta Party

Main contestants: 

Bishnu Pada Ray from BJP
Kuldeep Rai Sharma from Congress,
Mr. D Ayyapan from the Communist Party of India,
Manoj Paul from Andaman Nicobar Democratic Congress,
Dr. Arun Malik from the Bahujan Samaj Party
V.K.Abdul Aziz from Andaman Nicobar Janta Party

Key issues:

The key issues for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections revolve around the development and welfare of the region. Some of the significant concerns include infrastructure development, connectivity improvements, environmental conservation, tourism promotion, healthcare facilities enhancement, and addressing the unique challenges faced by the island communities.

TDP’s alliance with BJP could sway Telugu voters, unlike in 2019; AIADMK’s entry may reduce support from Tamil-speaking voters; Ray’s popularity among Bengalis could hinder Congress; Lack of support from TSG Bhaskar may harm Sharma’s prospects; Facing a Bengali BJP candidate poses challenges; Delayed candidate announcement limits campaign time.

2019 Lok Sabha Elections

MPs that won from Congress include:-
Kuldeep Rai Sharma; Vote share: 45.98%

Key factors for Congress win: Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development; Preservation of Indigenous Cultures; Infrastructure Development

Electors: 2,69,360

Votes Polled: 2,07,296

Turnout: 77.0%

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