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

BSF praises Bangladesh's operation against JMB militants

    Updated On : Mar 29,2017   11:46 pm
Shillong, March 29 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday praised Bangladesh Army's Para Commando battalion for their successful operation against Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists in Sylhet. View More..

SC upholds Tripura High Court's sacking of over 10,000 teachers

    Updated On : Mar 29,2017   7:34 pm
Agartala/New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) In a major setback to the Tripura government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Tripura High Court order terminating the jobs of over 10,000 teachers but allowed them to continue in their jobs till December 31, the state's Law Secretary said. View More..

NDA government trying to scuttle MGNREGA: Tripura CM

    Updated On : Mar 28,2017   5:22 pm
Agartala, March 28 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government is trying to close the rural job scheme MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). View More..

Bengaluru court remands IISc attack suspect in judicial custody

    Updated On : Mar 28,2017   4:22 pm
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) A Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on Tuesday remanded the 2005 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) terror attack suspect Habib Mia in judicial custody for 14 days. View More..

Terror attack in Bangladesh: BSF on high alert

    Updated On : Mar 27,2017   12:30 pm
Agartala, March 27 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has sounded a high alert all along the India-Bangladesh border in view of a terror attack in the neighbouring country, an officer said here on Monday. View More..

BSF on high alert after twin blasts in Bangladesh

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   6:34 pm
Shillong, March 26 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has been put on high alert along the India-Bangladesh border following twin blasts in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, an official said on Sunday. View More..

ONGC's exploration mission begins in northeast: Official

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   10:14 am
Agartala, March 26 (IANS) State-owned ONGC has began exploration works in northeast India to attract more gas based industries in the region, top official said. View More..

Four killed, property damaged in Tripura storm

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   9:12 pm
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) At least four people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured when a heavy seasonal thunderstorm accompanied by rain hit Tripura on Saturday, police said. View More..

Bangladesh's 'Genocide Day' observed in Tripura

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   9:12 pm
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) A candle light march and seminar were part of programmes held on Saturday in Tripura to mark Bangladesh's observance of "Genocide Day" - in remembrance of the atrocities committed by the Pakistani Army on this day in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, 46 years ago. View More..

'Genocide Day' observed in Tripura

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   7:24 pm
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) A candle light march and a seminar marked "Genocide Day", in Tripura on Saturday commemorating the atrocities committed by the Pakistani Army on this day in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, 46 years ago. View More..

Moderate earthquake rocks N-E states, Myanmar

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   2:10 pm
Shillong, March 25 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India's northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday, an official said. View More..

RSS, BJP working towards Hindu rashtra: Yechury

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   5:48 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of going ahead with their agenda of turning a secular India into a "Hindu rashtra" as well as violence and communal polarisation in some states. View More..

Tripura police probing threats to TMC leader-turned-BJP member

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   3:42 pm
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) Thed Tripura Police on Friday began investigating threat calls to former minister and veteran TMC leader Ratan Chakraborty, who joined the BJP on Thursday. View More..

Resolve issues with Bangladesh, Tripura CM urges Centre

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   9:42 pm
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India early next month, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday urged the Centre to resolve all disputes and issues pending with the neighbouring country. View More..

TMC's Tripura unit chairman, 15 other leaders join BJP

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   6:12 pm
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) The TMC's Tripura unit's coordination committee chairman Ratan Chakraborty and 15 other state committee members on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Assam party leader and Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain. View More..

India to conduct survey for new rail line with Bangladesh

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   5:54 pm
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said here on Thursday. View More..

Kharge, Ananth Kumar spar over Anganwadi workers

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   3:56 pm
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar got into a war of words in the Lok Sabha on Thursday as the former raised the issue of the wages of Anganwadi workers. View More..

'ONGC doubles gas production in Tripura in 5 years'

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   2:22 pm
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) State-owned ONGC has more than doubled its gas production in five years in Tripura brightening prospects of setting up of more gas based projects, officials said here on Wednesday. View More..

India-Bangladesh joint army cycling expedition flagged off

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   1:46 pm
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) The joint cycling expedition of India and Bangladesh armies aimed at reinforcing friendship among the two armed forces was flagged off in Agartala on Wednesday. View More..

Minor quake jolts northeast India, parts of Bangladesh

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   10:22 pm
Shillong, March 21 (IANS) A minor earthquake was recorded in India's northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday night, an official said. View More..