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

India to fortify vigil along Bangladesh borders

    Updated On : Mar 21,2018   5:46 pm
Agartala, March 21 (IANS) India will strengthen vigilance along the Bangladesh border to stop infiltration and border crimes, besides preventing inimical activities, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Wednesday. View More..

Rahul slams RSS-BJP after Periyar's statue vandalised

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   6:04 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed RSS and BJP after a statue of social reformer Periyar was vandalised in Tamil Nadu. View More..

Rahul blames BJP, RSS for beheading of Periyar's statue

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   5:40 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday blamed the BJP and RSS for the beheading of the statue of Dravidian icon Periyar in Tamil Nadu and said they had signalled their cadres to destroy statues of those opposed to their ideology by encouraging tearing down of Lenin's statues in Tripura. View More..

Presidency varsity plaque with Jan Sangh founder's name vandalised

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   12:04 am
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Unknown miscreants vandalised a plaque with Jansangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee's name engraved on it in the Presidency University on Monday, officials said. View More..

Maharashtra protest gave strength to farmers' cause: AIKS

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   10:00 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Monday said it was thrilled with the successful farmers protests in Maharashtra and Rajasthan, which had given strength to the farmers' cause and expanded agitations across the country. View More..

Tripura CM meets PM, seeks special package for state

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   5:36 pm
New Delhi/Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who heads an 11-day-old BJP government in the state, on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a special package to overcome a "severe financial burden" the new government is saddled with, an official said. View More..

763 kgs of cannabis seized from Assam, two arrested

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   9:00 pm
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) A haul of 763 kgs of cannabis (ganja) was seized in Assam and two persons arrested, an official said here Saturday. View More..

Punjab CM dismisses Kejriwal's apology as 'antic'

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   8:22 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday dismissed as "an antic" his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal's apology to Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia. View More..

Tribal refugees averse to repatriation unless demands are met

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   3:18 pm
Agartala, March 17 (IANS) Over 32,850 Mizoram tribals staying in refugee camps in Tripura for the past 21 years are averse to return to their homes unless their demands for allotment of land for cultivation and security are met, officials said here on Saturday. View More..

1,000 kg marijuana seized in Guwahati

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   1:34 pm
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths have seized about 1,000 kg of contraband marijuana from a vehicle here that was to be smuggled to Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday. View More..

Hubris is letting down BJP (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   11:16 am
If one explanation has to be given for the BJP's electoral ills in the Hindi heartland and nearby states, it is arrogance. View More..

Tripura CM holds 'Janatar Darbar' to solve people's problems

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   9:00 pm
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) Tripura's new Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday held his "Janatar Darbar" in a bid to resolve people's problems on the spot or without much delay as practically possible, an official said. View More..

67% of Tripura ministers crorepatis, 33% have criminal charges

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   8:24 pm
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) As many as six out of nine or 67 per cent of the newly inducted ministers in the Tripura cabinet are crorepatis or multi-millionaires, while three out of nine or 33 per cent have criminal cases against them, a report revealed on Friday. View More..

In 2019, BJP tally may drop by 110 seats: Shiv Sena

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   12:32 pm
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's tally may drop by 100-110 seats in the next Lok Sabha polls in 2019, if the current trends and the results of the recent bypolls are an indicator, its ally Shiv Sena said in a gloomy prediction here on Friday. View More..

Sarkar elected CPI-M Legislature Party leader

    Updated On : Mar 15,2018   4:18 pm
Agartala, March 15 (IANS) Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has been elected leader of the CPI-M's 16-member Legislature Party, which will enable him to become the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, party sources said on Thursday. View More..

Tripura Deputy CM wins Assembly by-election

    Updated On : Mar 15,2018   3:02 pm
Agartala, March 15 (IANS) BJP nominee and Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma won the Charilam Assembly by-election on Thursday, defeating CPI-M candidate by a record margin of 25,550 votes, official said. View More..

Indigenous solar water-purifier, jacket unveiled

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   11:08 pm
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Union Environment and Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday unveiled a solar water purifier and a solar jacket developed by Department of Science and Technology (DST) indigenously. View More..

Gorakhpur, Phulpur results may set opposition template for 2019 polls (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   9:18 pm
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The shocking defeat of the BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliamentary bypolls has raised the morale of the opposition parties, set a successful template for them for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and sent out a message that the BJP will not find the going easy in crucial Assembly polls in four major states this year. View More..

Six NIT-Agartala students suspended on charges of ragging

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   7:00 pm
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) Two senior students have been academically suspended and punitive action has been taken against four other students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala, on charge of ragging, an official said here on Wednesday. View More..

BJP will win all seats from UP in 2019, Sonia-Rahul will move elsewhere: Adityanath

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   10:16 pm
Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday claimed that his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win all the 80 parliamentary seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. View More..