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

Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Shah to CPI-M

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   8:52 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop. View More..

Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Shah to CPI-M

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   7:46 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop. View More..

Rohingya influx: Security tightened along India-Bangladesh borders

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   6:56 pm
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) In view of the large scale Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, security along the India-Bangladesh borders has been further tightened to prevent any such infiltration into the northeastern region. View More..

BJP to intensify social media campaign in Kerala, Tripura

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   7:16 pm
Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) The BJP would intensify its campaign through the social media against the "misrule and vilence" in Left-ruled Kerala and Tripura, party General Secretary Ram Madhav said here on Monday. View More..

BSF commandant critically injured by cattle smugglers in Tripura

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   5:42 pm
Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) commandant was critically injured by cattle smugglers in Tripura and had to be flown to Kolkata for treatment, an official said here on Monday. View More..

Despite dispute, Bangladesh sheltering Rohingyas: Official

    Updated On : Oct 15,2017   3:46 pm
Agartala, Oct 15 (IANS) Bangladesh has given shelter to 10 lakh distressed Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar despite its economic and demographic problems and a longstanding row with Myanmar, a top Bangladesh official said here. View More..

Banned Tripura outfit calls tribals to observe Sunday as 'Black Day'

    Updated On : Oct 14,2017   2:08 pm
Agartala, Oct 14 (IANS) The outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) terrorist outfit has called upon tribals to observe a "Black Day" on Sunday to protest Tripura's merger with the Indian Union and for restoration of the "historical rights" of tribals. View More..

Northeastern states urge Centre for power transmission lines via Bangladesh

    Updated On : Oct 13,2017   3:24 pm
Agartala, Oct 13 (IANS) Northeastern states have urged the central government to erect power transmission lines via Bangladesh to connect the region with the national grid to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply, a Tripura Minister said here on Friday. View More..

BJP pushing Hindutva agenda to divert people's attention: CPI-M

    Updated On : Oct 12,2017   7:14 pm
Birchandra Manu (Tripura), Oct 12 (IANS) The BJP-led central government is trying to push their Hindutva agenda to divert people's attention from their failed economic policies and mis-governance, CPI-M leader Prakash Karat said here on Thursday. View More..

NE Power Ministers call for development of power projects in region

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   11:22 pm
Shillong, Oct 11 (IANS) Power Ministers from the northeastern states on Wednesday called for development of power projects for the overall socio-economic development of the region. View More..

Rahul expected to be elevated as Congress chief after Diwali

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   9:56 pm
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to be elected as the party chief after Diwali, with the nearly six-month-long electoral process nearing completion and the schedule of the party President's election to be announced soon. View More..

Common platform being formed to fight BJP government: CPI-M

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   8:24 pm
Agartala, Oct 11 (IANS) A common platform with people from all sections and secular-democratic forces is being formed at the national level to fight against "mis-governance and anti-people policies" of the BJP-led government at the Centre, top CPI-M leaders said here on Wednesday. View More..

Scourge of unemployment and unemployability haunts Indian youth (Feature)

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   11:38 am
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) Upset over his failure to get a suitable teaching job, Atanu Mistry, a 30-year-old from West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, allegedly committed suicide recently. View More..

Tripura CM unveils memorial in memory of 12 farmers

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   4:10 pm
Agartala, Oct 10 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday unveiled a "Martyrs Memorial" and park in western Tripura in memory of 12 farmers massacred by police in the peasants' agitation of 1948. View More..

'Tripura toughest for gas exploration with best success ratio'

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   2:10 pm
Agartala, Oct 10 (IANS) Despite Tripura being the toughest zone for gas exploration in the world, the success ratio here is the best, a top ONGC official said. View More..

Congress to launch agitation against BJP in Tripura

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   3:04 pm
Agartala, Oct 9 (IANS) The Congress is planning to launch an agitation in Tripura from October-end against the forcible occupation of several of its party offices by the BJP, a top party leader said here on Monday. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra defeat Haryana by an innings and 31 runs

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   8:24 pm
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Saurashtra rode on disciplined bowling attack from medium pacers Jaydev Unadkat and Shaurya Sanandia to bundle Haryana to 140 runs, helping their side clinch victory by an innings and 31 runs on the Day 3 of Ranji Trophy cricket tournament at the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium in Rohtak. View More..

BJP workers killed in Kerala on orders of CM: Amit Shah

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   1:50 pm
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday slammed the CPI-M government in Kerala over the "political killings" of BJP-RSS workers in the state, saying it was being done to "instil fear" among the people and prevent the BJP from expanding in the state. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Chopra's triple ton lifts Himachal to 729/8 on Day 2

    Updated On : Oct 07,2017   8:30 pm
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Rising batsman Prashant Chopra brought up his maiden triple ton to guide Himachal Pradesh to a mammoth 729/8 declared in their first innings against Punjab on the second day of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 Group D opener at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Saturday. View More..

Chopra's double ton for HP lights up Day 1 of Ranji 2017-18 (Roundup)

    Updated On : Oct 06,2017   8:06 pm
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh opener Prashant Chopra cracked an unbeaten 271 while veteran Paras Dogra remained undefeated on 99 to help the hill state reach a mammoth 459/2 against Punjab on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 Group D match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Friday. View More..