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

Government's Mudra promotion drive from September 27

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   8:52 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The government on Monday said it will hold pan-India Mudra promotion campaigns from September 27 to October 17. View More..

Government to hold Mudra promotion campaigns from September 27

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   7:50 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The government on Monday said it will hold pan-India Mudra promotion campaigns from September 27 to October 17. View More..

Mukul Roy announces quitting Trinamool, party suspends him (Roundup)

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   7:14 pm
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, once the right hand man of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Monday announced his decision to quit the party, which hit back by suspending him for six years. View More..

Copter service for Durga Puja revellers in Tripura

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   2:46 pm
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) The Tripura government will operate a helicopter service for Durga Puja revellers and sightseers to enable them get an aerial view of tourist spots and puja celebrations here, an official said on Monday. View More..

Mukul Roy announces decision to quit Trinamool

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   2:06 pm
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, once the right hand man of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Monday announced his decision to quit the party. View More..

Tripura tense, Press Council seeks report on journalist's killing

    Updated On : Sep 23,2017   7:32 pm
Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS) The Press Council of India (PCI) on Saturday sought a report from the Tripura government on the killing of a TV journalist on Wednesday, while several media organisations have demanded a CBI probe into the murder. View More..

Unesco decries Indian journalist's killing, urges probe

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   11:20 pm
Paris, Sep 22 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture body Unesco on Friday deplored the killing of Shantanu Bhowmick, a TV reporter who was beaten to death covering violent clashes in northeast India, and called for a probe into his murder. View More..

Trinamool warns Mukul Roy about his meetings with BJP leaders

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   11:04 pm
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday issued a strict warning to its sidelined leader Mukul Roy, saying the party was keeping a close watch on his purported meetings with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. View More..

Post-Tripura killing, journalists seek safety mechanism

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   8:20 pm
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Gathered here to condemn the death of one of their fraternity members, journalists on Friday resolved to fight for a better protection mechanism for those who cover news from conflict-hit locations. View More..

Lawmakers from India's hill states resolve to fight effects of climate change

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   3:32 pm
Aizawl, Sep 22 (IANS) Lawmakers, both MPs and MLAs, representing India's 10 mountain states, have noted with concern the "rapidly changing weather patterns" as a result of climate change and the "havoc it has unleashed" in the Himalayas, the north-east and other parts of India and the world and have resolved to work collectively to face its manifold challenges for the "greater good of our people", including farmers, lay people and local societies. View More..

Rahul condemns killing of Tripura journalist

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   11:12 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura journalist Santanu Bhowmick in protests, terming it "worrisome for our democracy". View More..

Political parties, media groups condemn Tripura scribe's killing

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   9:46 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura-based journalist Santanu Bhowmick, seeking harsh punishment for the culprits. View More..

CPI-M condemns killing of Tripura journalist

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   8:16 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura-based journalist Santanu Bhowmick and blamed the BJP for the killing. View More..

High alert in Tripura after tribal party goes on rampage

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   4:14 pm
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tripura government has sounded a high alert after a tribal party carried out a series of attacks in different parts of the state since Tuesday in which a 28-year-old journalist was killed, officials said here on Thursday. View More..

Climate change and mountains: Ten states discuss growing challenges

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   11:42 am
Aizawl, Sep 21 (IANS) The 6th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) began on a rousing note in the sprawling Mizoram University campus with representatives from 10 Himalayan mountain states of India deliberating on how best present policies can be suited to the mountains and how people of these regions can be protected against the reality of climate change. View More..

Journalist killed by tribal party cadres in Tripura: Police

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   6:40 pm
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) A journalist working for a local television channel was allegedly killed in an attack by tribal party cadres in Tripura on Wednesday, police said. View More..

Recognise ex-TMC MLAs as BJP members in Tripura: BJP

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   3:08 pm
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) One-and-half months after six axed TMC MLAs joined the BJP, its leader on Wednesday urged the Tripura Assembly Speaker to recognise the legislators as BJP lawmakers. View More..

Tripura: Over 60 CPI-M tribal wing members hurt in attack by rivals

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   11:40 pm
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 60 members of CPI-M's tribal wing Tripura Rajya Upajati Ganamukti Parishad (TRUGP) were injured in separate attacks allegedly by another tribal-based party Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) at various places in Tripura on Tuesday. View More..

North East Festival to return to Delhi for fifth time

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   5:56 pm
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The fifth edition of the North East Festival, which brings together the numerous colours and talents of the region, will begin here on November 3. View More..

India's mountain states seek a better future

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   3:32 pm
Aizawl, Sep 19 (IANS) The 6th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) begins in the Mizoram capital on Wednesday with the goal of making the people of India proud of their mountains, recognizing the value of its mountain regions and enabling its people to realize their potential. View More..