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

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    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   12:42 am
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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   9:02 pm
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Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   8:06 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan. View More..

Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   7:06 pm
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Tripura road, rail blockade called-off

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   12:16 pm
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party demanding a separate state on Thursday called-off a blockade of the state's key national highway and the lone railway line, officials said here. View More..

Congress sponsored shutdown cripples life in Tripura

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   11:12 am
Agartala, July 19 (IANS) A 12-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress against a tribal party's indefinite road and rail blockade demanding separate state for the tribals crippled life in Tripura on Wednesday. View More..

16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   11:16 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday. View More..

BJP members gherao residences of Tripura CM, Ministers

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   11:06 pm
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) BJP supporters on Tuesday laid siege to the official residences of the Tripura Chief Minister and four Ministers over the road and rail blockade in the state even as the tribal party behind it indicated lifting of the blockade. View More..

BJP members gherao Tripura CM's, Ministers' residences

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   1:36 pm
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday gheraoed Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and other ministers' residences demanding removal of road and rail blocks put up for over a week by a tribal party demanding a separate state, police said. View More..

Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   12:04 am
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar. View More..

Congress calls 12-hour Tripura shutdown over 'BJP conspiracy'

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   10:30 pm
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Opposition Congress on Monday night called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura on Wednesday to protest what it called "conspiracy of BJP ahead of state assembly elections and to instigate tribal parties to create chaos in the state". View More..

Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   9:30 pm
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Presidential poll sees near 100% voting

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   7:54 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The election to choose Indias 14th President saw almost 100 per cent voting on Monday with Lok Sabha Secretary and Returning Officer Anoop Mishra terming it "probably the highest turnout ever". View More..

Rijiju to talk to Tripura tribal party on separate state

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   6:40 pm
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday informed Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar that he will hold talks with a tribal party on Tuesday regarding the demand for a separate tribal state, an official said. View More..

50 per cent of human rights complaints from J&K: RTI

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   6:28 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir accounted for 49.5 per cent of the human rights violation complaints against the armed forces between 2012 and 2016, revealed an RTI reply. View More..

In West Bengal, 337 members vote for new President

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   6:08 pm
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) A total of 337 votes were cast on Saturday in the West Bengal assembly in the presidential polls, sources said. View More..

Seven Tripura legislators vote for Kovind

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   2:54 pm
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) A rebel Congress legislator and six sacked Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs on Monday voted for NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. View More..

Tripura CM raises road, rail blockade with Rajnath, protesters refuse to budge

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   8:08 pm
Agartala, July 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured him that the central government would look after the issue of the ongoing road and rail blockade by tribal party IPFT to push their demand for a separate state. View More..

Tripura tribal party to continue road, rail blockade

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   4:28 pm
Agartala, July 16 (IANS) The Tripura government on Sunday held an inconclusive meeting with the leaders of the IPFT, who rejected a plea to call-off the week-old blockade of the state's key national highway and the lone railway line over their demand for a separate state. View More..