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

Tripura tribal parties hold rallies to press for separate state

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   7:12 pm
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) Two regional tribal-based parties on Wednesday organised rallies in Tripura to press for their demand for creation of a separate state for the tribals. View More..

Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike (Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   7:22 pm
New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work -- protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues -- thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity. However, private lenders like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank functioned normally. View More..

Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike (Afternoon Lead)

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   3:38 pm
New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work -- protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues -- thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity. View More..

Flood fury: No rail network in northeast for 11 days

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   3:08 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) With floods ravaging West Bengal and Bihar, train services between northeastern states and the rest of India remained cut off for the 11th day on Tuesday, affecting supply of essentials to the region, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   7:18 pm
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here. View More..

'Over 30 lakh LED street lights installed, 50k of roads illuminated'

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   7:04 pm
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday said that the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has achieved installation of over 30 lakh LED street lights across the country to illuminate 50,000 km of road. View More..

Will Modi opt for early general election? (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   11:30 am
The synchronisation of the next general election with the assembly polls of 2018 to set a pattern may not be the only reason why the Narendra Modi government is said to be considering bringing forward the 2019 general election by a year. View More..

CPI-M demonstrates against 'censorship' of Tripura CM's I-Day speech

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   7:14 pm
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Friday staged a demonstration in front of the All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) offices here to protest against alleged censorship of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's recorded Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati. View More..

Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech: Tripura CM

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   2:16 pm
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said his government will not go to court against the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati, but the ruling CPI-M said they would raise the issue in Parliament. View More..

Fatwa issued on Facebook against Tripura CM

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   11:24 am
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The Tripura police on Friday launched a probe over a fatwa issued against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Facebook, the authorities said. View More..

'Sankalp Se Sidhhi' will glorify Indian culture: Minister

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   10:04 pm
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Thursday said the initiative "Sankalp Se Sidhhi", led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will further glorify India's rich culture and heritage. View More..

JCI expects to procure over 4 lakh quintals raw jute this year

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   7:22 pm
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Jute Corporation of India (JCI), a nodal agency of the Central government, is looking to procure more than four lakh quintals of raw jute in 2017-18, a top official said on Thursday. View More..

There is an undeclared Emergency on media: Congress

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   9:16 pm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said there is an "undeclared Emergency" on radio, television and newspapers in the country, after reports that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. View More..

Prasar Bharti denies it censored Tripura CM's I-Day speech

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   7:02 pm
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) National Broadcaster Prasar Bharati on Wednesday refuted as "totally incorrect" the allegations that it censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. View More..

HFA, Kerala Blasters to develop football talent in Hyderabad

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   5:54 pm
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The Hyderabad Football Academy (HFA) and Kerala Blasters on Wednesday announced their partnership for developing players at the grassroots level in the city. View More..

Tripura CM slams Prasar Bharati for censoring I-Day speech

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   3:52 pm
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Wednesday condemned the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati and termed it an "undemocratic, autocratic and intolerant step". View More..

CPI-M condemns censorship of Tripura CM

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   3:24 pm
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday denounced the refusal by Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) to broadcast the customary Independence Day address of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and sought action against officers who took the decision. View More..

No economic independence even after 70 years: Tripura CM

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   1:46 pm
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said that though Indians attained independence 70 years ago, they were yet to gain economic independence due to faulty policies pursued by powers that be since 1947. View More..

Tripura militant held in Assam with ammunition

    Updated On : Aug 13,2017   2:22 pm
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested a Tripura militant in Assam who planned to incite violence ahead of Independence Day and recovered a large quantity of ammunition from him, police said here on Sunday. View More..

India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   7:06 pm
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. View More..