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

Love for BJP will also spread to other regions: Manoj Tiwari

    Updated On : Feb 23,2018   1:36 am
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Singer-actor Manoj Tiwari, who is also the chief of Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), says he is confident that people will continue their support towards his party. View More..

Opposition parties should field common candidates against NDA: Salman Khurshid (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   12:34 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Opposition parties should strive to field a common candidate against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in each constituency in the next Lok Sabha polls and alliance talks among them should start early to allow workers to align themselves, according to senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid. View More..

CPI-M alleges electoral law violation in Tripura polls, demands paper slip counting

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   9:20 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission order a "thorough probe" into the alleged violations of electoral law during the Tripura polls on Sunday, as also count of VVPAT slips in 13 constituencies. View More..

Report on killing of NCP nominee sent to EC: Meghalaya CEO

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   11:34 pm
Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor on Monday said he had sent a detail report to the Election Commission on the killing of NCP candidate from the Williamnagar assembly constituency in an IED blast. View More..

Tripura scripts another record, over 92% electorate votes in Assembly polls

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   7:22 pm
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Over 92 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters cast their votes in Sunday's peaceful elections in 59 of the 60 Assembly seats, setting a new record in the electoral history of India, an official said here on Monday. View More..

Not only PNB, other banks also involved in scam: Mamata

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   3:26 pm
Baharampur (West Bengal), Feb 19 (IANS) Continuing her attack on the Centre over the multi-crore PNB fraud, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that there are "other banks" involved in such money laundering cases with their chiefs being protected by the BJP government. View More..

Around 79% turnout in Tripura Assembly polls: CEO

    Updated On : Feb 18,2018   11:38 pm
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 78 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters had cast their votes on Sunday in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly, said state chief electoral officer Sriram Taranikanti. View More..

Both CPI-M, BJP confident of Tripura election victory

    Updated On : Feb 18,2018   6:40 pm
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) As Sunday's voting to elect 59 of the 60 members of the Tripura Assembly passed off peacefully, the ruling CPI-M and the BJP exuded confidence of an electoral victory in the northeastern state. View More..

Over 75 pc turnout in peaceful Tripura Assembly polls

    Updated On : Feb 18,2018   5:38 pm
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 2,536,589 voters in Left-ruled Tripura had exercised their franchise in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly on Sunday even as a large number were still standing in queues at the end of official voting hours, officials said. View More..

Moderate polling in Tripura Assembly elections

    Updated On : Feb 18,2018   2:00 pm
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voters queued up in large numbers outside polling booths in Tripura from early morning on Sunday as the single-phased Assembly elections progressed peacefully, officials said. View More..

Voting for Tripura Assembly elections begins

    Updated On : Feb 18,2018   7:58 am
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voting for the Assembly elections in India's northeastern state of Tripura began on Sunday morning amidst tight security, official said. View More..

Bangladeshi held in Tripura for smuggling gold

    Updated On : Feb 17,2018   9:42 pm
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) A Bangladesh national was arrested here on Saturday on charge of smuggling gold worth Rs 45 lakh, police said. View More..

Tripura polls: EC appoints Special Observer, all borders sealed

    Updated On : Feb 17,2018   8:06 pm
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Hours before Sunday's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, the Election Commission has appointed a Special Observer while the authorities have sealed the international and inter-state borders with Tripura. View More..

Left confident of Tripura victory, BJP giving tough fight (Curtainraiser)

    Updated On : Feb 17,2018   2:32 pm
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) The CPI-M is confident of retaining power in its bastion of Tripura in Sunday's assembly elections and achieving a turnaround in the Left movement across the country, though the BJP is battling tooth and nail to oust the Left Front government. View More..

BJP will make Meghalaya model state: Amit Shah

    Updated On : Feb 16,2018   11:26 pm
Shillong/Jowai, Feb 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday promised to make Meghalaya a model state within five years, if his party is voted to power in the February 27 assembly elections. View More..

Massive corruption in BJP government: Rahul

    Updated On : Feb 16,2018   7:48 pm
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there was massive corruption in the BJP-led Central government and the abrupt announcement of demonetisation wreaked havoc on the life and livelihood of all. View More..

With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful

    Updated On : Feb 16,2018   3:04 pm
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song "Vande Mataram" as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls. View More..

Ensure fair voting in Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland: EC

    Updated On : Feb 16,2018   2:46 pm
Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday asked the election machinery in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to be "fearless and unbiased" to ensure fair voting during the assembly elections. View More..

With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful

    Updated On : Feb 16,2018   1:22 pm
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song "Vande Mataram" as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls. View More..

BJP using 'terror collaborator' to oust Left government in Tripura: CM Manik Sarkar (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Feb 16,2018   12:36 pm
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Manik Sarkar, who has been Chief Minister of Tripura for the past 20 years and is attempting a fifth term, has accused the Modi government of being in cahoots with the separatist tribal party, Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), and declares that the people of the northeastern state will fight "tooth and nail" to prevent its division. View More..