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 will unite anti-Left votes in Tripura: Assam Minister

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   5:20 pm
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) The BJP will try to form a rainbow alliance to consolidate anti-Left Front votes to oust the ruling coalition in Tripura in assembly polls in February next year, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday. View More..

Gymnast Dipa focused on 2020 Olympics

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   5:14 pm
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Having recovered from a knee injury, star gymnast Dipa Karmakar is looking forward to doing well at next year's Asian Games even as she remains focused on her long-term goal of winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. View More..

One killed in Tripura bus-car collision in Bangladesh

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   3:46 pm
Agartala, June 22 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured when a Kolkata-bound Tripura passenger bus going via Dhaka collided with a car in Bangladesh, a transport official said here. View More..

CPI-M, Congress demands Tripura Governor's removal over tweets

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   2:02 pm
Agartala, June 22 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M and the opposition Congress on Thursday demanded the removal of Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy for his controversial on the Hindu-Muslim issue. View More..

Floods in Tripura, over 2,000 families displaced

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   11:14 am
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) Heavy monsoon rain disrupted life in Tripura as over 2,000 families were displaced after their houses were inundated by the flood water, official said here on Tuesday. View More..

Swami Atmasthanandaji cremated with full state honours, thousands attend last rites

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   10:40 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission President Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj was on Monday cremated with full state honours as devotees and eminent personalities paid their last respects. View More..

Form separate ministry for 'Act East Policy', says northeast Speakers

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   10:20 pm
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) The North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) has urged the central government to create a separate ministry for "Act East" policy to speed up development of northeast region and improve economic links with neighbouring countries, Tripura Deputy Speaker Pabitra Kar said on Monday. View More..

PMO behind trouble by Tripura tribal party, alleges CPI-M

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   2:34 pm
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Monday claimed that a tribal based party is trying to create trouble ahead of next year's assembly polls at the "behest of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO)". View More..

Former TMC chief in Tripura, other leaders join BJP

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   3:10 pm
Agartala, June 17 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC) Tripura unit's founder Chairman and incumbent Vice-President Arun Chandra Bhowmik and other leaders have joined the BJP, the BJP said on Saturday. View More..

Tripura parties oppose demand for separate state by tribals

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   2:58 pm
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) Tripura's ruling CPI-M on Friday accused the BJP of "instigating" a tribal party to hold a rail and road blockade from July 10 to seek a separate state, a charge the BJP denied and said it too was opposed to the demand. View More..

India cannot develop without developing northeast: Sumitra Mahajan

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   3:42 pm
Imphal June 15 (IANS) Inaugurating a five-day conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association here, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said that India cannot develop without development of the northeast. View More..

Tripura Congress demonstrates against Amit Shah's remarks

    Updated On : Jun 14,2017   3:26 pm
Agartala, June 14 (IANS) The Tripura unit of the Congress on Wednesday staged a demonstration here for the "insult of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi by BJP President Amit Shah through his remarks". View More..

Tripura tribal party to launch agitation for separate state

    Updated On : Jun 14,2017   3:22 pm
Agartala, June 14 (IANS) A tribal-based party in Tripura has stepped up efforts to push its demands -- including for a separate state -- even as the ruling CPI-M has warned that a Manipur-like conspiracy would not be tolerated in the Left-ruled state where elections are due early next year. View More..

Bangladeshi held in Tripura for smuggling gold

    Updated On : Jun 13,2017   8:20 pm
Agartala, June 13 (IANS) A Bangladeshi youth was arrested here on Tuesday for smuggling gold worth Rs 50 lakh, police said. View More..

Tripura announces higher pay scales for employees

    Updated On : Jun 13,2017   5:24 pm
Agartala, June 13 (IANS) The Tripura government on Tuesday announced higher pay scales and allowances for its 2.45 lakh employees and pensioners in a bid to pacify those seeking central government pay scales. Elections are due in the state in February 2018. View More..

Monsoon hits Maharashtra, east India; heat wave likely in North (Weather Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   8:26 pm
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) While the monsoon advanced to parts of Maharashtra and eastern India, the weather office does not see much respite from the soaring temperature in north India, and forecast that a heat wave will likely hit parts of the region from Wednesday. View More..

Meghalaya passes GST Bill

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   6:02 pm
Shillong, June 12 (IANS) The Meghalaya Assembly on Monday unanimously approved the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, ahead of the nationwide rollout of the new tax regime from July 1. With this, the entire northeast has approved the bill. View More..

Tripura Congress MLA seeks security for BJP leader

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   3:04 pm
Agartala, June 12 (IANS) In an interesting development, a Congress MLA in Tripura has urged the Union Home Ministry to provide security to a BJP leader claiming his life is "under threat", official and party sources said here on Monday. View More..

Former Tripura Speaker, expelled CPI-M tribal leader join BJP

    Updated On : Jun 11,2017   7:54 pm
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) Former Tripura Speaker Jitendra Sarkar, who had last year rejoined ruling CPI-M, on Sunday joined BJP along with an expelled Left tribal leader. View More..

Darjeeling limping back to normal, Army patrols continue

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   3:04 pm
Darjeeling, June 10 (IANS) The Army continued to patrol Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong towns, as life returned to normal in the northern West Bengal hills with no further violence reported so far on Saturday. View More..