Lakshadweep, which is a land in the deep Arabian Sea and is a part of the Indian Subcontinent, is recognised as the smallest Union Territory of India. The UT has one Lok Sabha constituency which is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST).
Main political parties in Lakshadweep are BJP, INC, CPI (M), NCP, JDU etc.
In 2009 General Elections, Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed AB of INC was the winner. Since 1967 PM Sayeed of INC was the MP from this UT till 2004. In 2004, Dr P Pookunhikoya of the JDU was the MP. However, in 2009 INC again won the seat.
The UT is governed by an administrator appointed by the President of India. The current Administrator is H Rajesh Prasad.
2014 General Elections in the state are scheduled to be held on April 10.