Tripura Assembly Election

Tripura by-polls: Counting begins

The ruling CPI-M-led Left Front wrested one assembly seat from the Congress and retained another in Tripura, increasing its tally in the 60-member assembly to 51.

According to election department officials, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) wrested the Scheduled Caste Reserved Barjala seat and retained the Khowai assembly constituency, defeating their nearest rivals Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) respectively, in the by-polls held on November 19.

In Barjala constituency CPI-M's youth leader Jhumu Sarkar defeated BJP's Shista Mohan Das, a former bureaucrat, by a margin of 3,374 Votes. Sarkar got 15,769 votes and Das secured 12,395 votes in the seat, an election department official said.

The official said that in Khowai seat, CPI-M's Biswajit Datta trounced TMC's Manoj Das, a former Left leader, by a margin of 16,094 votes. Datta bagged 24,810 votes and Das managed 8,716 votes.

Tripura Election

Tripura is one of the north-eastern states of India that shares its borders with Bangladesh, Assam and Mizoram. It has an area of 10,491 sq km and there are two parliamentary constituencies; Tripura East and Tripura West. While Tripura East is reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates, Tripura West is for the general category.

The Tripura East Lok Sabha Constituency is reserved for the ST category. It consists of 988,466 numbers of electorates of which 505,117 are males and 483,349 are females. Tripura West is for the general category. It has a total of 1,093,799 voters out of which 533,210 are females and 560,589 are males. The state capital Agartala belongs to this constituency.

The total population of Tripura is 3,671,032, of which rural population is 2,710,051 and urban population 960,981. The population density is 350 people per sq km. The male population in Tripura is 1,871,867 and female is 1,799,165. The population density is 350 people per sq km. It has a sex ratio of 961 females for every 1000 males. The total number of voters in Tripura is 2,379,541, of which 1,212,578 are male and 1,166,963 are females.

Tripura Election Schedule

September 2016

Tripura Lok Sabha Constituencies Schedule and Results 2016

Name of Constituencies Winner Party
1.Tripura West Sankar Prasad Datta CPM
2.Tripura East Jitendra Choudhury CPM

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Tripura Elections 2016 News

Tripura government amends act to appoint Lokayukta

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   8:28 pm
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) In the absence of a recognised Leader of Opposition in the Tripura Assembly, the issue of appointment of Lokayukta has been hanging fire in the state since last December, forcing the Left Front government to amend the existing act. View More..

BJP running Centre in nexus with RSS, VHP, corporates: Manik Sarkar

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   5:04 pm
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is running the central government in nexus with the RSS, VHP and corporate bodies, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Wednesday. View More..

Why India cannot follow new WHO guidelines to protect mothers

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   2:38 pm
India must double antenatal visits by health workers to pregnant women to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline released last November. Is India ready to implement this and other new guidelines to protect its mothers? It is not, an analysis of government data and research studies shows. View More..

Mizoram set to become power surplus -- third state in the northeast

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   1:16 pm
Aizawl, Feb 22 (IANS) Two decades after it got Union cabinet approval, a 60 MW project in Mizoram will see the light of day in June making the hilly state the third power-surplus state in northeast India after Sikkim and Tripura. View More..

eToilets: Transforming sanitation via technology

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   11:48 am
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Using the toilet in school was an ordeal for 15-year-old Vineetha two years ago because of poor sanitation and cleanliness. A class 10 student at ZPHS Kodurupadu School in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, the ordeal is now over with eToilets being installed in the premises. View More..

Government to set up ITIs for skill development: Minister

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   7:24 pm
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) The government has decided to set up at least one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in each block of the country to provide skill development training to all, a minister said here on Tuesday. View More..

Tripura tables Rs 159.56 billion, deficit Budget for 2017-18

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   5:36 pm
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha on Monday presented a Rs 159.56 billion Budget for the fiscal 2017-18 with a deficit of Rs 1.98 billion. View More..

Rs 159.56 billion tax-free deficit budget in Tripura

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   5:08 pm
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha on Monday presented a Rs 159.56 billion tax-free budget for the fiscal 2017-18 with a deficit of Rs 1.98 billion. View More..

Mamata promises Rs 5 lakh each to Bengal sports bodies

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   4:38 pm
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced financial aid of Rs 5 lakh each to all sports bodies in the state nurturing Olympic talents. View More..

Handicrafts exports from northeast poised for quantum jump

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   3:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's north-eastern states, one of the richest in terms of eco-friendly crafts, exported handicrafts and handloom products to the tune of Rs 1,121.75 crore during the year 2015-16. View More..

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   7:14 pm
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Saturday launched Rotavirus vaccination for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea, one of the major causes of child deaths in India. View More..

Agartala book fair: Over 300 poets to recite on weekend

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   3:46 pm
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) A record number of over 300 poets will recite their poems at the Agartala Book Fair on Saturday and Suanday. View More..

1,500 Congress activists detained in Tripura

    Updated On : Feb 17,2017   11:30 pm
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Over 1,500 Congress activists including party's senior leaders were arrested on Friday after they participated in a civil disobedience movement in support of their 12-point demands. View More..

Bedlam in Tripura assembly after Governor refuses customary speech

    Updated On : Feb 17,2017   7:10 pm
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) The opening day of the month-long budget session of the Tripura assembly on Friday witnessed unprecedented noisy scenes after the Governor refused to read the entire text of the written speech, drafted by the Left Front ministry. View More..

48-hour shut-down cripples life in Tripura, tension runs high

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   7:32 pm
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Normal life was severely affected in the tension-ridden Gandacherra sub-division in Tripura on Thursday, as a local tribal party called for a48-hour shut-down to protest "police high-handedness". View More..

Foreign nationals defy visa rules while visiting northeast

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   3:48 pm
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) A large number of foreigners are being black-listed from visiting northeastern states by the Union Home Ministry for violation of visa rules, a top official said here on Thursday. View More..

24% MPs/MLAs say they don't need to pay tax or have no income

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   2:34 pm
In tax returns filed a year before they were elected, 72 per cent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress MPs and MLAs claimed they earn less than Rs 10 lakh, according to an analysis of affidavits of 4,848 (of 4,910) lawmakers. View More..

Tripura assembly budget session begins from Friday

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   2:30 pm
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) The month-long budget session of the Tripura assembly will begin here on Friday, Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath said on Thursday. View More..

Hindu group protests against Kashmir book at Agartala book fair

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   3:16 pm
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) Tripura's Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Bhanulal Saha on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate protests at a book fair, after a Hindutva group shouted slogans and demonstrated against a book on Jammu and Kashmir at the fair. View More..

Heart attacks - not combat situations - killing 6 BSF men every month!

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   1:32 pm
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Poor eating habits, unhealthy working conditions, stress and irregular sleep led to 71 cases of cardiac arrest among BSF personnel in 2016 -- or six deaths a month, officials say. View More..