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

Tripura celebrates 46th Vijay Diwas

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   5:22 pm
Agartala, Dec 16 (IANS) Tripura observed 46th Vijay Diwas on Saturday to commemorate the sacrifices of Indian soldiers who died in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. View More..

Tripura CM urges Bangladesh to open Chittagong port for northeast

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   4:56 pm
Chottakhola (Tripura), Dec 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday urged the Bangladesh government to allow India's northeastern states to use the Chittagong port for the development of the landlocked region. View More..

Rahul Gandhi's hands full of challenges as party chief, needs new formulas

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   3:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Anticipated for long by his party, Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress President on Saturday, an elevation that comes at a time when the party faces an "existential crisis" and has huge electoral challenges in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. View More..

RSS chief in Tripura, to meet northeastern cadres

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   8:48 pm
Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, who arrived here on Friday, will hold meetings with Sangh members and activists from across the seven northeastern states to strengthen the party in the region with an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, party sources said. View More..

Awaiting sacking, over 10,000 Tripura teachers get six-month SC breather

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   4:14 pm
New Delhi/Agartala, Dec 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday extended by six months the December 31 deadline to terminate 10,323 Tripura government teachers as per its earlier order following a state government appeal, a Minister said. View More..

CPI-M, BJP trade charges over attacks on idols

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   4:14 pm
Agartala, Dec 13 (IANS) Tripura's ruling CPI-M and the BJP on Wednesday accused each other of damaging Hindu idols to fuel communal tensions ahead of Assembly polls in February. View More..

Tripura government women staff to get 24-month maternity leave

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   6:44 pm
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) Ahead of the February Tripura Assembly polls, the Left Front government on Tuesday announced 24 months of maternity leave to its women employees -- for the first two children. View More..

Tripura man held for theft after 37 years

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   3:12 pm
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) A 58-year-old man in Tripura, wanted for two cases of theft committed 37 years ago, has been arrested, police said on Tuesday. View More..

Challenges for Rahul: Revamping party set-up, electoral battles before 2019 polls (Profile)

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   10:58 pm
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's long-delayed elevation as party chief is almost over as he was on Monday elected Congress President at a time when the party is facing an "existential crisis". His main challenge remains the revamping of party organisation, apart from electoral battles in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Tripura monk elected IBC Secretary General

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   10:04 pm
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Dhammapiya, a monk from Tripura, was on Monday elected the new Secretary General of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), a global forum for the preservation and development of Buddhist heritage sites in India and abroad. View More..

Fate of over 10,000 Tripura government teachers remains uncertain

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   6:20 pm
Agartala/New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing in the case relating to 10,323 government teachers of Tripura, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following an apex court order, prolonging uncertainty regarding their fate. View More..

Airtel to connect 2,100 uncovered villages in northeast

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   4:42 pm
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Telecom major Airtel on Sunday said it will provide mobile connectivity in 2,100 uncovered villages and national highways in the northeastern states over the coming 18 months. View More..

Six axed Trinamool MLAs recognised as BJP legislators

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   3:44 pm
Agartala, Dec 10 (IANS) Four months after six axed Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the lawmakers were recognised as saffron party legislators in the Tripura Assembly on Sunday, Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath announced. View More..

Man conning people with promise of government job held

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   8:34 pm
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A man who pretended to be a government official and conned people by promising a job in a central government ministry's project has been arrested here, police said on Saturday. View More..

Tripura government school teachers call off road, railway blockade

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   5:22 pm
Agartala, Dec 9 (IANS) The two-day old railway and road blockade called by a section of 10,323 Tripura government school teachers, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following a Supreme Court verdict, was withdrawn on Saturday. View More..

My rehab is over, will join camp in Delhi: Dipa Karmakar

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   1:56 pm
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar on Saturday said her rehabilitation has been completed and she will join the training camp at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on December 11 to prepare for next year's Commonwealth Games. View More..

10,323 Tripura government school teachers on the warpath

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   6:28 pm
Agartala, Dec 8 (IANS) In a bid to save their jobs, 10,323 Tripura government school teachers, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following a Supreme Court verdict, launched an agitation from Friday. View More..

Tripura creates memorial park for Indian, Bangladeshi heroes of 1971 Liberation War

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   12:50 pm
Agartala, Dec 8 (IANS) After an eight-year-long effort, the Tripura government has created a "gigantic memorial and park" in memory of the Indian soldiers and Bangladeshi freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the 1971 Liberation War. View More..

MHA's cyber division to hold first meet

    Updated On : Dec 07,2017   8:44 pm
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Home Ministry's newly-formed Cyber and Information Security (CIS) division will hold its first two-day meeting here with officials concerned of 39 states and Union Territories (UTs) from December 12. View More..

Border states should be vigilant against Rohingya influx: Rajnath

    Updated On : Dec 07,2017   8:18 pm
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday urged the Indian states sharing border with neighbouring Bangladesh to be vigilant against the influx of Rohingyas and illegal migrants through the India-Bangladesh border. View More..