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

Conference on Dara Shikoh draws experts from 6 countries

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   6:22 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An upcoming conference on the spiritual legacy of Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh here will see the participation of eminent scholars, academics and historians from the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and India. View More..

Northeast India's largest IT hub opens in Tripura

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   9:06 pm
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) Northeast India's sixth and largest Information Technology (IT) hub was inaugurated here on Monday to boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology. View More..

BJP will oust Left in Tripura: Ram Madhav

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   4:00 pm
Dharmanagar (Tripura), April 23 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday vowed to oust the Left from power in Tripura in the 2018 assembly elections "to script history". View More..

Three northeastern districts awarded in Centre's flagship schemes

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   3:46 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Three districts in Assam, Tripura and Mizoram got awards for the execution of the central government's flagship schemes in agriculture and the power sector, officials said on Saturday. View More..

'Water level of 91 major reservoirs drops 2%'

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   2:40 pm
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The water level of 91 major reservoirs in the country has gone down by two per cent, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday. View More..

Tripura, Mizoram liquor shops relocate to follow SC order

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   2:34 pm
Agartala/Aizawl, April 21 (IANS) The Tripura and Mizoram governments have implemented the Supreme Court order in toto to ban liquor shops and outlets along the National Highways, officials said on Friday. View More..

Government may extend central aid to spur private investments in housing: Naidu

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   11:46 pm
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that to promote private investments in affordable housing on a large scale, his ministry is considering to extend central assistance. View More..

Police probing fake Facebook account of Tripura Governor

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   11:16 pm
Agartala, April 20 (IANS) The Tripura Police has launched a probe into the opening of a fake Facebook account in the name of state Governor Tathagata Roy, a police official said here on Thursday. View More..

Tripura gets national award for record food production

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   4:00 pm
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has selected Tripura for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for commendable increase in food grain production in small category states. View More..

Telangana to guide Tripura to improve Ease of Doing Business index

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   10:54 am
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The Telangana government will train Tripura government officials to improve its ranking in the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) index, official said here on Tuesday. View More..

National, Tripura issues to dominate CPI-M meet in Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 17,2017   4:46 pm
New Delhi/Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Current national political issues and issues relating to election-bound Tripura are likely to dominate the two-day Central Committee meeting of the CPI-M in New Delhi starting from Tuesday, party sources said on Monday. View More..

Train hits auto-rickshaw in Tripura; two men dead, mother injured

    Updated On : Apr 17,2017   2:42 pm
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Two brothers were critically injured and later died when they tried to rescue their mother from an auto-rickshaw stuck on the tracks in Tripura, the police said here on Monday. View More..

Easter Sunday celebrated in northeast

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   2:30 pm
Aizawl/Kohima, April 16 (IANS) Christians in most parts of the northeast with traditional pomp and gaiety celebrated the Easter Sunday signifying Jesus Christ's victory over death after his crucifixion to redeem the world. View More..

Exhibition on products produced by self-help groups begins

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   10:50 pm
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) A 10-day 'Aajeevika Mela' organised to promote exhibition and sale of products produced by self-help groups (SHGs) from different parts of the country was inaugurated here on Friday. View More..

Tripura protests to EC about BJP leader's EVM manipulation threat

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   7:50 pm
Agartala, April 14 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Left Front on Friday lodged a protest with the Election Commission against state BJP chief following his alleged comments about manipulation of the EVMs in favour of his party in next year's assembly polls. View More..

Tripura HC to hear cases during summer vacation

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   3:22 pm
Agartala, April 14 (IANS) The Tripura High Court will hear cases during the 11-day summer vacation beginning May 15 to clear the backlog of pending cases, an official said here on Friday. View More..

Tripura government to protest Centre stopping sugar subsidy

    Updated On : Apr 13,2017   3:30 pm
Agartala, April 13 (IANS) The ruling Left Front in Tripura has attacked the central government over the discontinuation of subsidy on sugar through the PDS scheme and threatened to launch an agitation. View More..

'States not serious on protecting street vendors' rights'

    Updated On : Apr 13,2017   12:10 am
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Most states of the country are not "serious" about implementing the act meant to protect street vendors' rights and top defaulters include Gujarat and Nagaland, a leading think-tank said in a report here on Wednesday. View More..

Kannur airport to change face of north Kerala

    Updated On : Apr 12,2017   12:46 pm
Kannur (Kerala), April 12 (IANS) The upcoming Kannur International Airport after its inauguration in September will change the face of north Kerala -- whether in tourism or business activities like handloom, textiles and floriculture. View More..

Tripura police gets new police chief

    Updated On : Apr 10,2017   7:34 pm
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Akhil Kumar Shukla on Monday joined as Director General of Tripura Police, with incumbent police chief K. Nagaraj set to proceed on long leave, officials said here. View More..