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

BJP expanding across the country, says Amit Shah

    Updated On : May 25,2017   12:06 am
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party was expanding across the country but felt that it has to become strong in south India. View More..

Indian, Bangladeshi officials discuss cross-border crimes, other issues

    Updated On : May 24,2017   4:28 pm
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) Administrative and police officials of border districts in India's Tripura have finalised strategies to deal with cross-border crimes and deal with other irritants in an one-day meet with their counterparts of contiguous Bangladeshi districts, an official said here on Wednesday. View More..

CPI-M women members at record number in Tripura

    Updated On : May 23,2017   2:34 pm
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) The strength of women members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura rose to a record 28 per cent against 12 per cent at the national level, a party leader said here. View More..

BJP says Tripura government failed to follow MNREGA rules

    Updated On : May 22,2017   9:06 pm
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The BJP on Monday said that Left-ruled Tripura failed to follow the stipulated rules for MGNREGA, including geo-tagging of assets, which led the state to get less central funding for the scheme, refuting the CPI-M's claims of victimisation. View More..

Modi government making shining India for rich, nothing for poor: Yechury

    Updated On : May 22,2017   2:04 pm
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is making two Indias -- a shining one for the rich and one full of miseries for the poor, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here. View More..

Why coalitions among NE militant groups won't work (Comment: Special to IANS)

    Updated On : May 22,2017   11:02 am
Chronic attacks of the insurgency virus for decades has made the people of northeast apparently immune to the scourge. The relentless operations by security agencies have forced some of the militant groups to surrender or to run away to alien lands which they use as shelter -- and to employ hit-and-run tactics in the region. View More..

No future polls with EVMs sans audit device: Yechury

    Updated On : May 21,2017   9:12 pm
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) In any future elections, EVMs without paper audit trail device must not be used, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday. View More..

Tripura polls will be a Waterloo for BJP: Yechury

    Updated On : May 21,2017   8:36 pm
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) The BJP might think it is unstoppable in Indian polls, but the assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would a Waterloo for it, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday. View More..

Congress issues show-cause notice to Tripura legislator

    Updated On : May 20,2017   3:42 pm
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) The Congress has served a show-cause notice on senior legislator Ratanlal Nath for "anti-party activities and meeting BJP leaders, including party President Amit Shah", sources said here on Saturday. View More..

India will lose 2,305 sq km forest cover by 2025: Study

    Updated On : May 20,2017   3:08 pm
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) A staggering 2,305 sq km of forest cover in northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands -- slightly more than the size of Mauritius -- could disappear by 2025, a simulation study by ISRO scientists has predicted. View More..

Large cache of grenades found in Tripura, defused

    Updated On : May 20,2017   1:42 pm
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Over 150 grenades, recovered by the police from beneath the soil in northern Tripura, have been defused by army experts, police said on Saturday. View More..

Congress issues show-cause notice to Tripura legislator

    Updated On : May 20,2017   11:40 am
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) The Congress has served a show-cause notice on senior legislator Ratanlal Nath for "anti-party activities and meeting BJP leaders including party President Amit Shah", sources said here on Saturday. View More..

OTPC posts record profit in 2016-17

    Updated On : May 20,2017   11:08 am
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) State-owned ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC), which operates a 726 MW gas-based combined-cycle power plant in Tripura, posted a record profit of 906 per cent in 2016-17 compared to the previous fiscal, it was announced here on Saturday. View More..

Tripura, Mizoram to pass GST bills this month

    Updated On : May 19,2017   5:12 pm
Agartala/Aizawl, May 19 (IANS) Two northeastern states -- the Left-ruled Tripura and Congress-governed Mizoram -- would pass their State Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bills this month, it was announced on Friday. View More..

Opposition divided on creation of 13,000 posts in Tripura

    Updated On : May 18,2017   9:06 pm
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Opposition parties on Thursday termed the Tripura government's decision to create 13,000 non-teaching posts as an attempt to win next year's assembly elections. View More..

Drinking water supply restored in Tripura: Official

    Updated On : May 18,2017   5:12 pm
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Supply of drinking water to lakhs of people in Tripura -- disrupted for the last two days after drilling waste polluted the Howrah river -- was restored to normal on Thursday, an official said. View More..

Congress-sponsored shutdown disrupts life in Tripura

    Updated On : May 18,2017   3:26 pm
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Normal life was severely affected in Left-ruled Tripura on Thursday due to a 24-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress in support of its 12-point charter of demands, including CBI probe in chit fund activities. View More..

14th GST council meet starts in Srinagar

    Updated On : May 18,2017   11:00 am
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The crucial 14th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting to finalise tax slabs on services and commodities in the country started here on Thursday. View More..

Tripura creates 13,000 posts to 'accommodate' teachers facing the axe

    Updated On : May 17,2017   9:30 pm
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) The Tripura government on Wednesday created 13,000 non-teaching posts in two departments - ostensibly to "accommodate" 10,323 teachers facing the axe due to a March 29 Supreme Court verdict. View More..

Drinking water supply stopped in Agartala after ONGC waste leaks

    Updated On : May 17,2017   4:46 pm
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) Drinking water supply to lakhs of people in Tripura was stopped after ONGC drilling waste spilled over into a key river, officials said here on Wednesday. View More..