Andaman and Nicobar IslandsLok 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.

Andaman and Nicobar Election Results

General election 1967

Indian general election, 1967: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC K. R. Ganesh 19,310 52.57 N/A
Independent P. K. S. Prasad 9,270 25.24 N/A
DMK K. Kandaswamy 4,891 13.32 N/A
Swatantra Party R. L. Saha 1,717 4.67 N/A
Independent R. C. Mazumdar 1,391 3.79 N/A
Independent S. R. Paul 153 0.42 N/A
Margin of victory 10,040 27.33 N/A
Turnout 36,924 78.45 N/A
INC win (new seat)

General election 1971

Indian general election, 1971: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC K. R. Ganesh 27,373 61.48 +8.91
Independent P. K. S. Prasad 10,040 22.55 -2.69
Independent Ramesh Chandra Muzumdar 4,820 10.83 +7.04
Independent Pabitra Kumar Biswas 1,156 2.60 N/A
Independent Samar Som 1,136 2.55 N/A
Margin of victory 17,333 38.93 +11.60
Turnout 44,531 70.55 -7.90
INC hold Swing

General election 1977

Indian general election, 1977: Andaman and Nicobar Islands[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manoranjan Bhakta 35,400 58.45 -3.03
Independent K. R. Ganesh 25,168 41.55 N/A
Margin of victory 10,232 16.90 -22.03
Turnout 60,590 71.02 +0.47
INC hold Swing

General election 1980

Indian general election, 1980: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manoranjan Bhakta 42,046 53.29 -5.16
CPI(M) P. K. S. Prasad 16,014 20.30 N/A
Independent K. Kandaswamy 15,856 20.10 N/A
Janata Party Samar Choudhury 2,034 2.58 N/A
Independent Karpu Swamy 1,123 1.42 N/A
JNP(S) Rajender Lall Saha 717 0.91 N/A
Independent K. N. Raju 470 0.60 N/A
Independent Kannu Chemy 405 0.51 N/A
Independent Alagiri Swamy 125 0.16 N/A
Independent Ramesh Mazumdar 109 0.14 N/A
Margin of victory 26,032 32.99 +16.09
Turnout 81,146 84.45 +13.43
INC hold Swing

General election 1984

Indian general election, 1984: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manoranjan Bhakta 47,019 52.85 -0.44
Lok Dal K. Kandaswamy 27,883 31.34 N/A
CPI(M) Nilima Das 11,086 12.46 -7.84
Independent A. A. J. Hazra 1,695 1.91 N/A
Independent Mahananda Biswas 780 0.88 N/A
Independent Kandaswamy 505 0.57 -19.53
Margin of victory 19,136 21.51 -11.48
Turnout 91,093 78.82 -5.63
INC hold Swing

General election 1989

Indian general election, 1989: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manoranjan Bhakta 53,383 47.21 -5.64
CPI(M) Tapan Bepari 34,469 30.49 +18.03
Indian Congress (Socialist) – Sarat Chandra Sinha K. Kandaswamy 19,172 16.96 N/A
Independent Maridar S. M. J. 4,457 3.94 N/A
Independent Robert R. 806 0.71 N/A
Independent Zubaida Cheku 553 0.49 N/A
Independent Shreef J. B. 225 0.20 N/A
Margin of victory 18,914 16.72 -4.79
Turnout 115,403 71.71 -7.11
INC hold Swing

General election 1991

Indian general election, 1991: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manoranjan Bhakta 54,075 50.39 +3.18
CPI(M) Tapan Bepari 47,374 44.14 +13.65
BJP Bishnu Pada Ray 5,208 4.85 N/A
Independent Balakrishna Naidu S. V. 454 0.42 N/A
Independent Sherefe J. B. 205 0.19 -0.01
Margin of victory 6,701 6.25 -10.47
Turnout 108,822 64.35 -7.36
INC hold Swing

General election 1996

Indian general election, 1996: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manoranjan Bhakta 74,642 58.22 +7.83
BJP Bishnu Pada Ray 31,097 24.25 +19.40
CPI(M) Tapan Kumar Bepari 18,363 14.32 -29.82
Independent Sundaram S. N. 927 0.72 N/A
Independent Vinod Kumar Gupta 707 0.55 N/A
Independent Mathews P. A. 544 0.42 N/A
Janata Party Mohan N. B. 527 0.41 N/A
Independent Kalimuthu 511 0.40 N/A
Independent Satyanarayana Rao S. 448 0.35 N/A
Independent Balraj S. A. 258 0.20 N/A
Independent Sharieff J. B. 188 0.15 -0.04
Margin of victory 43,545 33.97 +27.72
Turnout 130,918 61.98 -2.37
INC hold Swing

General election 1998

Indian general election, 1998: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manoranjan Bhakta 52,365 35.91 -22.31
BJP Bishnu Pada Ray 51,821 35.53 +11.28
IC(S) Kuldeep Rai Sharma 29,687 20.36 N/A
CPI(M) Tapan Kumar Bepari 8,272 5.67 -8.65
Independent Henry 3,509 2.41 N/A
Independent Kalimuthu Dhevar K. 182 0.12 -0.28
Margin of victory 544 0.38 -33.59
Turnout 147,698 63.66 +1.68
INC hold Swing

General election 1999

Indian general election, 1999: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Bishnu Pada Ray 76,891 52.74 +17.21
INC Manoranjan Bhakta 62,944 43.17 +7.26
Independent Agapil Kujur 4,805 3.30 N/A
NCP R. S. Uma Bharatthy 1,015 0.69 N/A
Independent Kali Muthu Dhevar K. 136 0.09 -0.03
Margin of victory 13,947 9.57 +9.19
Turnout 147,102 59.46 -4.20
BJP gain from INC Swing

General election 2004

Indian general election, 2004: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manoranjan Bhakta 85,794 55.77 +12.60
BJP Bishnu Pada Ray 55,294 35.95 -16.79
CPI(M) Tapan Kumar Bepari 4,175 2.71 N/A
NCP R. S. Uma Bharatthy 2,364 1.54 +0.85
CPI(ML) Liberation N. K. P. Nair 1,448 0.94 N/A
Independent Deepak Biswas 1,186 0.77 N/A
BSP A. K. Biswas 1,122 0.73 N/A
LNJSP Shanmugam 691 0.45 N/A
Independent Gour Chandra Majumder 543 0.35 N/A
Independent Asit Baran Dutta 523 0.34 N/A
Independent K. Kalimuthu 387 0.25 +0.16
Swaraj Dal K. Perumal 298 0.19 N/A
Margin of victory 30,500 19.82 +10.25
Turnout 153,825
INC gain from BJP Swing

General election 2009

Indian general election, 2009: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Bishnu Pada Ray 75,211 44.21 +6.51
INC Kuldeep Rai Sharma 72,221 42.46 -13.31
CPI(M) Tapan Kumar Bepari 7,190 4.23 +1.52
RJD P. R. Ganeshan 4,916 2.89 N/A
NCP R. S. Uma Bharatthy 4,696 2.76 +1.22
JDP Pradeep Kumar Ekka 1,785 1.05 N/A
Independent V. V. Khalid 1,480 0.87 N/A
BSP M. S. Mohan 789 0.46 -0.27
CPI(ML) Liberation N. K. P. Nair 734 0.43 -0.51
Independent Thankachan 683 0.40 N/A
Independent T. Ali 398 0.23 N/A
Margin of victory 2,990 1.75 -18.07
Turnout 170,103
BJP gain from INC Swing

General election 2014

Indian general elections, 2014: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Bishnu Pada Ray 90,969 47.80 +3.59
INC Kuldeep Rai Sharma 83,157 43.69 +1.23
AAP Sanjay Meschack 3,737 1.96 N/A
Trinamool Congress Anita Mondal 2,283 1.20 N/A
CPI(M) K. G. Das 1,777 0.93 -3.30
Independent Prakash Minj 1,587 0.83 N/A
NCP R. S. Uma Bharatthy 1,151 0.60 -2.16
BSP Gour Chandra Majumder 1,139 0.60 +0.14
Independent Saravanan 847 0.45 N/A
CPI(ML) Liberation N. K. P. Nair 436 0.23 -0.20
Independent V. V. Khalid 429 0.23 -0.64
SP Raghubir Singh 379 0.20 N/A
Independent C. G. Saji Kumar 334 0.18 N/A
Independent N. Kannan 314 0.16 N/A
Forward Bloc A. Pandian 225 0.12 N/A
None of the above None of the Above 1,564 0.82 N/A
Margin of victory 7,812 4.11 +2.36
Turnout 190,328 70.66 +6.50
BJP hold Swing