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

438 cr project undertaken for Agartala airport

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   10:40 am
Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken a Rs 438 crore project to upgrade the Agartala airport to international standards by providing world-class facilities, a top official announced on Thursday. View More..

Railway Minister-Tripura CM to inaugurate new rail line

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   8:52 pm
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) The Railway Minister and the Tripura Chief Minister will jointly inaugurate a new railway line beyond the state capital Agartala -- up to the state's southern temple city Udaipur -- on January 24, an official said here on Wednesday. View More..

Tripura parties to rally in Delhi for empowering tribals

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   1:30 pm
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) One year ahead of the assembly election in Left-ruled Tripura, tribal-based parties have stepped up their activities to push their demands -- including for a separate state. View More..

Speed governors: SC warns Transport Secretaries of 10 states

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   7:24 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday told the Transport Secretaries of 10 states to file their response on a plea seeking installation of speed governors in vehicles, failing which they would have to appear before it. View More..

CPI-M slams formation of tribal party alliance in Tripura

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   4:32 pm
Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after three tribal-based political parties in Tripura came together and called for a 12-hour shutdown to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the ruling CPI-M on Monday termed the move a "separatist action". View More..

Northeast India reeling under cold wave

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   7:40 pm
Agartala/Aizawl, Jan 14 (IANS) The entire northeastern region on Saturday reeled under a severe cold wave with the lowest temperature hovering between 3 and 8 degrees Celsius, weather officials said. View More..

Less demand for regional language books at World Book Fair

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   2:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The 44th edition of the World Book Fair might be seeing a good number of footfalls but stalls catering to regional languages are not getting sufficient visitors readers this year. View More..

ONGC staffers to get 'Khadi bonus'

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   1:52 pm
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.(ONGC) employees will now get their annual cash bonuses in the form of Khadi vouchers for buying Khadi garments, a top official said here on Saturday. View More..

IndiGo to transport bodies of northeastern residents for free

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   12:18 pm
Agartala, Jan 14 (IANS) Budget airliner IndiGo in association with Delhi Police has launched a scheme to carry bodies of underprivileged residents of northeast India, who die in the national capital, to their homes free of cost. View More..

Tripura troopers to be deployed for Punjab, UP polls

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   12:08 pm
Agartala, Jan 14 (IANS) Two battalions of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) will be deployed in the upcoming Punjab and Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, an official said here on Saturday. View More..

LPG: IOC now cashless in Tripura

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   1:28 pm
Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS) The state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOCL) has launched cashless transactions in India's northeast for LPG distribution, an official said on Friday. View More..

Tripura records lowest temperature of winter

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   10:40 pm
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) The northeastern state of Tripura Thursday witnessed lowest temperature of the current winter season at 9.7 degrees Celsius, said a weather official. View More..

Railway to invest Rs 1,000 cr on new tracks beyond Agartala

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   3:46 pm
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has invested around Rs 1,000 crore to extend the railway line beyond Tripura capital Agartala and up tothe state's southern temple city Udaipur, a top official said here on Thursday. View More..

Monthly allowance for poor cancer patients in Tripura

    Updated On : Jan 11,2017   1:26 pm
Agartala, Jan 11 (IANS) The Tripura government has introduced a monthly allowance of Rs 600 for poor cancer patients, a minister said on Wednesday. View More..

Trinamool blames Modi for 'demonetisation deaths', to meet President (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 10,2017   8:30 pm
New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, which has been agitating seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday held him responsible for over 120 deaths due to the note ban. The party said it will approach President Pranab Mukherjee to seekhis intervention. View More..

On Day 2 of anti-Modi stir, Trinamool blames PM for 120 deaths

    Updated On : Jan 10,2017   6:22 pm
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) On the second day of the nationwide protest demanding ouster of the Prime Minister over demonetisation and 'vendetta politics', the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Tuesday held Narendra Modi responsible for over 120 deaths in the country due to the "draconian" note ban decision. View More..

Northeast could feed India up to 1,100 MW of power by yearend

    Updated On : Jan 10,2017   12:14 pm
Agartala/Shillong, Jan 10 (IANS) The northeastern region, with its huge energy potential -- 50,000 MW, by some estimates -- could soon become the "power house of India". And taking a small first step in this direction, it is expected to feed the rest of the country up to 1,100 MW by the end of this year, energy experts say. View More..

Trinamool launches nationwide protest to seek Modi's ouster (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   9:44 pm
Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Upping the ante against BJP-led central government over demonetisation and "vendetta politics", the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Monday launched a three-day countrywide protest demanding removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. View More..

Trinamool launches nationwide protest seeking Modi's ouster

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   5:26 pm
Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Flaying the Centre over demonetisation, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Monday launched a three-day countrywide protest demanding removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "save the country". View More..

Mamata announces three-day protests against note ban

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   4:14 pm
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Terming demonetisation a "shameless flop show", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced three days of nationwide protests starting on Tuesday. View More..