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

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    Updated On : Jan 22,2019   6:54 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In the wake of reports about 31 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar being stranded at the India-Bangladesh border, the government on Tuesday said it will handle such matters through mutual consultation with neighbouring countries. View More..

Tripura to train over 40,000 teachers to switch to NCERT syllabus

    Updated On : Jan 22,2019   6:30 pm
Agartala, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP-led Tripura Government will impart training to some 40,660 school teachers to enable them to switch to the NCERT curriculum from the next academic session beginning April, a minister said here on Tuesday. View More..

BSF hands over 31 Rohingya Muslims to Tripura Police

    Updated On : Jan 22,2019   5:12 pm
Agartala, Jan 22 (IANS) The BSF on Tuesday handed over 31 Rohingya Muslims who were stranded along the India-Bangladesh border since January 18 to the Tripura Police, officials said. View More..

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    Updated On : Jan 22,2019   4:34 pm
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Citizenship Bill clouds BJP's LS prospects in NE (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Jan 22,2019   3:14 pm
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) The mounting opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the northeastern states may derail the BJP's bid to win 21 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the region. View More..

30 more Guwahati-bound Rohingyas held in Tripura-Assam border

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   11:42 pm
Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) Even as 31 Rohingya Muslims are stranded along the India-Bangladesh borders since Friday, 30 more Rohingyas, including 12 children, were on Monday night apprehended along the Tripura-Assam border, a police officer said. View More..

21 Bangladeshi immigrants deported from Assam

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   11:08 pm
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Twenty-one Bangaldeshi migrants comprising a Hindu, who had entered Assam illegally, were on Monday deported to their country, an official said. View More..

Goyal lashes out at Mamata for creating hurdles for BJP in Bengal

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   6:20 pm
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The BJP on Monday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accusing her of creating hurdles to stop party leaders from holding rallies and yatras in the state. View More..

Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrate 47th Statehood Day

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   5:56 pm
Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrated their 47th Statehood Day on Monday. View More..

Veteran Tripura tribal leader dead

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   4:24 pm
Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran Tripura tribal leader Nagendra Jamatia died here after prolonged illness, sources said on Monday. View More..

Modi greets Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura on Statehood Day

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   10:50 am
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their Statehood Day. View More..

31 stranded Rohingyas: India-Bangladesh to hold meeting

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   9:14 am
Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) The border guards of India and Bangladesh are likely to hold a meeting on Monday over the 31 stranded Rohingya Muslims, stuck for the past 2 days at the zero line on Tripura frontier, a BSF official said. View More..

ONGC organises cycle rally in Tripura

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   5:08 pm
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) organised a cycle rally here on Sunday to promote the eco-friendly mode of transport among citizens. View More..

Tripura unveils official logo for its tea

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   3:56 pm
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has unveiled an official logo for the state's tea to popularise the beverage and to promote the potentiality of tourism. View More..

BJP's Look East strategy (Column IANS Insight: Ground Reality)

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   12:46 pm
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BSF refutes claims of pushing Rohingyas into Bangladesh

    Updated On : Jan 19,2019   6:02 pm
Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has strongly refuted claims by Bangladeshi border guards' "unfounded allegation that the BSF have been pushing Rohingyas into Bangladeshi territory", an official release said here on Saturday. View More..

Ganja worth Rs 1.61 cr seized in Tripura

    Updated On : Jan 18,2019   5:26 pm
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) In a joint operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Tripura Police on Friday seized 300 kg of ganja (cannabis) valued at Rs 14.60 lakh in the international market. View More..

Tripura government likely to probe temple's missing assets

    Updated On : Jan 18,2019   4:36 pm
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) The Tripura government is likely to probe "missing cash, precious ornaments and assets" deposited in the past 70 years by the devotees in the Mata Tripura Sundari Temple, an official said on Friday. View More..

Accelerate resources to fortify fiscal position, NE states told

    Updated On : Jan 17,2019   5:26 pm
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh on Thursday suggested the northeastern states to accelerate resources and revenue to strengthen fiscal position. View More..