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 makes using tribal language on signboards mandatory

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   3:18 pm
Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) The Tripura government has made it mandatory to display the tribal name and language on signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all government buildings, an official said here on Sunday. View More..

EC asks Tripura officials to be ready for February polls

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   9:40 pm
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team that visited Tripura on Thursday and Friday asked the state officials to make all preparations in place for the next assembly polls, due in February next year. View More..

National Press Day observe in Tripura

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   11:18 pm
Agartala/Kailashahar, Nov 16 (IANS) Journalists' economic security is deteriorating and challenges are increasing gradually, Tripura Information and Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha said on Thursday. View More..

Naqvi inaugurates 'Hunar Haat' in Delhi

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   10:38 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday inaugurated the "Hunar Haat", organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan here. View More..

Mizoram Tiger Reserve gets Rs 14 cr boost

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   2:58 pm
Aizawl, Nov 15 (IANS) The Mizoram government has undertaken a Rs 14 crore project to further protect the state's Dampa Tiger Reserve, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has said. View More..

Partition enhanced distance, animosity: Bangladeshi filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   11:36 am
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Prominent Bangladeshi filmmaker and writer Tanvir Mokammel, whose latest documentary, the crowd-funded "The Borderline" ("Seemantorekha"), is shaped by human narratives of the 1947 partition of Bengal, says the historical event has "enhanced distance and animosity" among the people of the subcontinent. View More..

Tripura urges Centre to resume dialogue with terror outfits

    Updated On : Nov 14,2017   8:32 pm
Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday urged the central government to resume a dialogue with Tripura terrorist outfits who have hideouts in Bangladesh. View More..

India's malnutrition disease burden 12 times higher than China: Report

    Updated On : Nov 14,2017   7:52 pm
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Disease burden due to child and maternal malnutrition in India was 12 times higher per person than in China in 2016 even as the life expectancy at birth in the country improved by over a decade, said a report on Tuesday. View More..

EC holds meeting with poll panel officials of three states

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   5:14 pm
New Delhi/Agartala, Nov 13 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday held a meeting here with Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to take stock of preparations for the February 2018 assembly elections in these states," a Tripura official said. View More..

Social welfare at heart of ancient Indian civilisation: Naidu

    Updated On : Nov 12,2017   10:00 pm
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Community welfare is "at the very heart of the social infrastructure that dominated our Indian civilization for millennia" and this message has been taken forward by reformers like Swami Prabhupada, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Sunday. View More..

Ex-terror outfit chief arrested for sedition in Tripura

    Updated On : Nov 12,2017   3:32 pm
Agartala, Nov 12 (IANS) Outlawed All Tripura Tiger Force's former chief Ranjit Debbarma, who was pushed back by Bangladesh security forces into India four years ago, has been arrested on sedition charges, police said on Sunday. View More..

Dipa Karmakar gets D.Litt. degree from NIT, Agartala

    Updated On : Nov 11,2017   6:10 pm
Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) India's star gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the women's vault event at the Rio Olympics last year, was on Saturday conferred a D.Litt. degree by the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala. View More..

NIT Agartala to set up rubber, bamboo research centres

    Updated On : Nov 11,2017   4:08 pm
Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Institute of Technology, Agartala, (NITA) has initiated to set up rubber and bamboo research centres to boost industries and employment in the northeastern region, a top official said here on Saturday. View More..

BJP parliamentary team in Tripura to study situation

    Updated On : Nov 10,2017   5:18 pm
Agartala, Nov 10 (IANS) Aiming to intensify the party's campaign in Left-ruled Tripura ahead of assembly polls early next year, a BJP parliamentary team will visit the state on Saturday to gather feedback on the prevailing situation, a BJP leader said here on Friday. View More..

Last session of outgoing Tripura Assembly begins on Monday

    Updated On : Nov 09,2017   4:54 pm
Agartala, Nov 9 (IANS) The last session of the outgoing Tripura Assembly, prior to the state going to polls in February next year, will begin here on Monday, Deputy Speaker of the House Pabitra Kar said on Thursday. View More..

Elephant kills mahout in Tripura zoo

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   11:16 pm
Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) A 50-year-old mahout was trampled to death by an elephant on Wednesday in Tripura's Sipahijala wildlife sanctuary and zoo near here, officials said. View More..

Demonetisation hit poor, common people hardest: CPI-M

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   7:02 pm
Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) Demonetisation of high-denomination notes hit the poor and common people hard as the BJP government at the Centre deceived Indians by unilaterally scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes last year, the CPI-M said here on Wednesday. View More..

Bangladesh hands over five terrorists to India

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   5:02 pm
Silchar, Nov 8 (IANS) Five terrorists belonging to Manipur and Nagaland-based extremist outfits were handed over to Assam Police by Bangladeshi police after they completed their 13 year jail term in that country, a police official here said. View More..

Tripura: Six axed TMC MLAs seek recognition as BJP legislators

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   5:00 pm
Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) Three months after six axed Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Tripura Assembly Speaker to recognise them as BJP legislators. View More..

Quake hits Tripura, Bangladesh, no report of damage

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   12:46 pm
Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Bangladesh border region along Tripura on Wednesday. There was no report of any damage or human casualty, officials said. View More..