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

Demonetisation hits payment of monthly allowances to thousands in Tripura

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   2:50 pm
Agartala, Dec 7 (IANS) The disbursement of monthly allowances to thousands of poor people has been disrupted in Tripura after the demonetisation of high value currency notes, a minister said here on Wednesday. View More..

Two decades on, tribals' repatriation to Mizoram from Tripura uncertain

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   12:34 pm
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 7 (IANS) Despite Supreme Court directions and the Union Home Ministry's initiative, the repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram hangs in balance even after two decades. View More..

CAB to approach BCCI again over revoking of Gujarat Ranji tie

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   9:18 pm
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) tournament committee on Tuesday revoked its earlier decision to postpone Bengal's Group A Ranji Trophy tie against Gujarat, handing a point each to the two teams instead, forcing Bengal to contemplate taking up the matter with the parent body. View More..

Tripura Governor, CM condole Jayalalithaa's demise

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   7:12 pm
Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Manik Sarkar condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. View More..

BCCI revokes decision to reschedule Bengal-Gujarat Ranji tie

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   5:18 pm
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) tournament committee on Tuesday revoked its earlier decision to postpone Bengal's Group A Ranji Trophy tie against Gujarat, handing a point each to the two teams instead. View More..

BCCI undecided on fate of India-England fifth Test

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   5:02 pm
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday said the fate of the fifth and final Test against England, scheduled from December 16 in Chennai was still undecided, following the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. View More..

Telangana takes lessons of Tripura's success in literacy

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   1:20 pm
Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) Telangana would introduce Left-ruled Tripura's model of success in literacy, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said here on Tuesday after a three-day tour of the northeastern state. View More..

Kerala opposition blames minister for cash hassles

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   7:22 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac was attacked on Sunday by the opposition over the way he handled the post-demonetisation situation in the state, causing difficulties to both salaried class and pensioners. View More..

Tripura CM meets family of soldier killed in Jammu

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   5:00 pm
Agartala, Dec 4 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday met the family members of Chittaranjan Debbarma, who was killed in a terror attack on an army camp near Jammu on November 29. View More..

US for improving connectivity between India and neighbours: Envoy

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   7:44 pm
Agartala, Dec 3 (IANS) The US government is keen to develop connectivity between India and its neighbours in the Bay of Bengal region and its adjoining areas to boost economies, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said here on Saturday. View More..

New book on women in political decision making positions

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   12:34 pm
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A new book born out of three years of intensive research across northeastern India and parts of Myanmar and Bangladesh focuses on the role of women in political decision making positions, especially in conflict-hit areas. View More..

Delhi, Vidarbha draw in Ranji Trophy

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   6:58 pm
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Delhi and Vidarbha played out a draw in Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground here on Friday. View More..

Tripura bids tearful adieu to soldier killed in Jammu

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:04 pm
Khowai (Tripura), Dec 2 (IANS) Thousands of villagers on Friday bid a tearful adieu to an Indian Army soldier, Chittaranjan Debbarma, who was killed in a terror attack on an army camp near Jammu on Tuesday. View More..

After night at secretariat, Mamata stays put at Nabanna

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   1:08 pm
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) After spending the night at the secretariat, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stayed put there on Friday demanding "withdrawal of the army" from the state and alleging it has been done by keeping her government "in the dark". View More..

Mamata stays put despite army withdrawal from toll plaza (Fifth Lead)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:36 am
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee vowed to stay put at the secretariat despite the withdrawal of soldiers from a toll gate close to it early Friday. View More..

Mamata vows to spend night at secretariat over army at toll plaza (Fourth Lead)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   2:20 am
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) In a sensational turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Central government of "deploying the army" along highway toll plazas while keeping the state government "in the dark" and vowed to stay put at the secretariat till the soldiers are withdrawn from a toll gate close to it. View More..

TN boys, girls confirm Cadet TT main draw berths

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   7:38 pm
Siliguri, Dec 1 (IANS) Defending champions Tamil Nadu stamped their authority yet again to take the top perch in the first stage of the cadet girls section as they posted authentic 3-0 wins over Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry in group A of the 78th sports cadet and sub-junior National Table Tennis Championships here on Thursday. View More..

Anger spills as cashless pain surges on payday (Roundup)

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   7:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Already starved of cash due to demonetisation, people across India suffered more pain amid stray violence on Thursday as queues outside banks and ATMs got longer after November salaries and pensions were credited. View More..

Soldier killed in Jammu to be cremated in Tripura

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   6:58 pm
Agartala, Dec 1 (IANS) The body of Naik Chittaranjan Debbarma, who was killed in a terror attack near Jammu on Tuesday, was brought to Tripura on Thursday for cremation on Friday. View More..

No mayhem on salary day in Tripura

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   1:58 pm
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 1 (IANS) The crowds at banks and ATMs in Tripura on Thursday, the first salary day after demonetisation, was not as massive as feared by many. View More..