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

BJP government creating anarchy in Tripura: Manik Sarkar

    Updated On : May 25,2018   6:46 pm
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Undemocratic actions by the BJP-led alliance government in Tripura, like bulldozing of over 100 opposition party offices and attacks on opposition leaders and supporters, are creating anarchy in the state, former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Friday. View More..

CBI officer probing PNB fraud repatriated to parent cadre

    Updated On : May 24,2018   10:06 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) CBI Joint Director Rajiv Singh, who was heading investigation into over Rs 13,400 crore banking fraud, allegedly committed by diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi during 2011-2017, has been prematurely repatriated to his parent cadre in Tripura. View More..

Northeast to be connected with gas pipeline: Board member

    Updated On : May 24,2018   9:54 pm
Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) member S. Rath on Thursday said that the plans are afoot to connect the northeastern states with a gas pipeline. View More..

Congress to observe Modi government anniversary as 'Vishwasghat Divas'

    Updated On : May 24,2018   8:24 pm
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The Congress across the country would observe as "Vishwasghat Divas" the 4th anniversary of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government on Saturday to highlight the failure of pre-poll promises and miss-governance, a party leader said here on Thursday. View More..

Two more states, five UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill

    Updated On : May 24,2018   6:12 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that two more states -- Maharashtra and Manipur -- along with five Union Territories will roll out the intra-state e-way bills from Friday. View More..

Congress to observe Modi government anniversary as 'Vishwasghat Divas'

    Updated On : May 24,2018   5:40 pm
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The Congress across the country would observe as "Vishwasghat Divas" the 4th anniversary of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government on Saturday to highlight the failure of pre-poll promises and miss-governance, a party leader said here on Thursday. View More..

Tripura University teacher suspended for violating protocol

    Updated On : May 24,2018   5:24 pm
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The Tripura University on Thursday suspended an Assistant Professor on charges of violating the protocol a day earlier during its convocation where Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu was the chief guest. View More..

GST, demonetisation PM's revolutionary steps: Venkaiah

    Updated On : May 23,2018   8:46 pm
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the GST and demonetisation were "revolutionary steps" taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that many international institutions were highly appreciative of India's growth. View More..

Railways spending Rs 9,000 cr on 43 northeast projects: Minister

    Updated On : May 22,2018   5:00 pm
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The Railways is executing 43 projects at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore to extend rail connectivity in the border areas of northeast India and with other parts of the country, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said here on Tuesday. View More..

Internet Saathi reaches 15mn women, to expand to 4 new states

    Updated On : May 21,2018   5:14 pm
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After bridging the digital gender divide and empowering 15 million women in rural India, Google's "Internet Saathi" programme is set to expand to four new states. View More..

Congress-mukt Northeast after Mizoram polls: Amit Shah

    Updated On : May 20,2018   6:58 pm
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Sunday said the northeast will be 'Congress-mukt' (Congress free) after the Mizoram election, scheduled for the year-end. View More..

Few hundred Tripura tribals went to Bangladesh for livelihood, claims CPI-M MP

    Updated On : May 20,2018   11:22 am
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) In search of livelihood, around 600 tribals of northern Tripura went to Bangladesh as they were unable to survive in the northeastern state in view of the huge crisis on the foods and rural jobs fronts, CPI-M Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Jitendra Chowdhury has said. View More..

Tripura's BJP government announces new recruitment policy

    Updated On : May 19,2018   7:24 pm
Agartala, May 19 (IANS) As per pre-poll promise, the BJP government in Tripura on Saturday announced new recruitment policy and annulled the earlier employment rules framed by the previous Left Front government, a senior minister said. View More..

Tripura reserves 10% police posts for women

    Updated On : May 19,2018   4:24 pm
Agartala, May 19 (IANS) Tripura's BJP government, in a significant decision on Saturday, reserved 10 per cent posts in its police force for women to deal more efficiently with crimes related to them, a minister said. View More..

IMG Reliance, British Council sign agreement to support female textile artisans

    Updated On : May 19,2018   2:18 pm
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) IMG Reliance and the British Council have signed an agreement to bring global 'Crafting Futures' programme to India to support the country's female textile artisans. View More..

Four killed in house collapses in Tripura

    Updated On : May 18,2018   3:34 pm
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) At least four tribals, including a child and a woman, were killed early on Friday in mud house collapses in two incidents in West Tripura district of Tripura after a downpour, officials said. View More..

Congress limited to Punjab, Puducherry, Parivar: Tripura CM

    Updated On : May 18,2018   1:38 pm
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi had rightly predicted that after the Karnataka election, the Congress would be limited to three "Ps" - Punjab, Puducherry and Parivar, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said. View More..

350 Congressmen arrested in Tripura for holding rally

    Updated On : May 17,2018   7:24 pm
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) Over 350 Congress leaders and workers were arrested on Thursday for holding a rally here to protest the decision to allow the BJP to form a government in Karnataka and the demolition of many party offices in Tripura by the saffron party-led government. View More..

Tripura's ruling allies confident of ending bickering

    Updated On : May 17,2018   6:12 pm
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) Tripura's ruling alliance BJP and IPFT continued their bickering over the selection of village and block advisory committees even though the leaders of both the parties are hopeful of resolving the dispute soon. View More..

BJP's Tripura ally seeks law on appointments to advisory bodies

    Updated On : May 16,2018   11:32 pm
Agartala, May 16 (IANS) After Tripura Chief Minister's stern warning to junior partner IPFT to stop "unruly violent protests", the tribal party on Wednesday demanded law to appoint chairmen in village and block advisory committees. View More..