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


Name
September 2016
13
Tripura


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

CBI to quiz 2 ex-Left Ministers in chit fund scam case

    Updated On : Apr 24,2018   2:26 pm
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will interrogate two former Left Front ministers in Tripura in connection with a case of the Kolkata-based Rose Valley chit fund scam, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

Northeast states told to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   4:48 pm
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud. View More..

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   4:12 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday. View More..

Tripura asked to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   11:32 am
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud. View More..

Yechury re-elected to lead CPI-M ahead of 2019 battle (Fourth Lead)

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   7:16 pm
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. View More..

Yechury re-elected to lead CPI-M ahead of 2019 battle (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   5:24 pm
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. View More..

Yechury re-elected to helm CPI-M, vows to oust Modi government

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   3:24 pm
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. View More..

Yechury re-elected CPI-M General Secretary

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   2:14 pm
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years. View More..

Tripura urges Centre for relaxing norms to recruit over 12,000 teachers

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   7:56 pm
Agartala, April 21 (IANS) The BJP government in Tripura has urged the Centre for one-time relaxation in academic and other qualifications to facilitate recruitment of 12,222 teachers to overcome their shortage in the state, an official said on Saturday. View More..

Targeting PM in Unnao, Kathua rape cases is concerted slur: Tripura Governor

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   10:46 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Terming the Unnao and Kathua rape incidents as "despicable, regrettable and condemnable", Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the two cases was a "concerted slur" and he cannot be held responsible for such incidents. View More..

Puranic period people had superhuman imagination or prototypes: Tripura Governor

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   9:20 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid controversy over Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deba's claim that internet and satellite communication existed in Mahabharata's time, state Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said people in the Puranic period either had superhuman imagination or some kind of prototypes otherwise they could not have conceived such ideas. View More..

CPI-M condemns 'reign of terror' in Tripura

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   8:06 pm
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Friday condemned "the reign of terror" led by the RSS-BJP-IPFT alliance against the party and Left forces throughout Tripura. View More..

SC asks states to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   9:54 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked 11 states and a union territory to expedite the process of appointing Lokayukta or Uplokayukta. View More..

18 Delhi-bound Rohingyas arrested in Tripura

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   8:24 pm
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Eighteen Rohingyas from Myanmar, including three children and four women who had entered India illegally, were on Thursday apprehended in western Tripura, a police official said. View More..

Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM (Lead, deleting last para)

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   7:24 pm
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said, adding his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in three years. View More..

Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   3:38 pm
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, and his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in the next three years. View More..

All religious beliefs as good as Tripura CM's views: Javed Akhtar

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   12:20 pm
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Writer Javed Akhtar on Thursday took a jibe at Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for saying that the Internet existed during the time of Mahabharata. View More..

Six more states to roll out intra-state e-way bill

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   8:08 pm
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Six more states -- Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Uttarakhand -- will roll out intra-State e-way bills from Friday, an official statement said on Wednesday. View More..

Tripura's century old palace to turn into museum, research centre on Tagore

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   3:52 pm
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The 101-year-old "Pushpavant Palace", until Wednesday the Raj Bhavan (Governor's house), will turn into a museum and research centre dedicated to Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, officials said. View More..

CPI-M for unity of secular, democratic forces to defeat BJP

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   3:24 pm
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its 22nd Congress here on Wednesday with a call to mobilise secular and democratic forces to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections. View More..