Elections » Tripura Election 2018 – Results and Updates
Tripura Election 2018 – Results and Updates
Quick facts for Tripura Elections
|Ruling Party||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|Chief Minister||Shri Manik Sarkar|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Sriram Taranikanti|
|CEO's Address||New Civil Secretariat Agartala, Tripura-799010|
Tripura Election 2018Tripura Assembly poll took place on 18 February 2018. The results are scheduled on March 3. The polls were conducted for 60 seats in the House. Out of the total seats in the House, 20 are reserved for the SC candidates, while 10 are reserved for ST candidates. The rest of the 30 seats are for General candidates.
The total eligible voters in the state are reported to be 25,69,216. The total polling stations in the states were 3214. The candidates who contested the polls were 297. Out of the total candidates, 273 were men and rest 24 were women. A total of 22 candidates have criminal cases while 17 of the candidates have serious criminal charges filed against them. The IPFT ranks highest in the number of criminal candidates. BJP comes close second, while Congress ranks on the distant third position.
The key candidates in the polls are Manik Sarkar (the four-time elected CM, a CPM candidate), Biplap Deb (BJP), Sudip Roy Burman (BJP), NC Debbarma (IPTF). On the voting day, the state recorded a total turnout of 89.96%. The Khowai district in the state had the biggest turnout - 92.19%. On the election day, there were reports of EVM malfunctioning. However, according to the Election Commission, re-polling orders were not given in any part of the state.
In the last Assembly polls in 2013, CPI(M) won 49 seats, while Congress managed 10, and the remaining 1 seat was won by CPI. The key issues the state currently is dealing with are unemployment, transportation, and connectivity.
Tripura Election 2018 DatesAs announced by the Election Commission of India, below is the schedule of Tripura Vidhan Sabha Election 2018:
|1||Date of Issue of Gazette Notification||24.01.2018 (WED)|
|2||Last Date of Nominations||31.01.2018 (WED)|
|3||Date for Scrutiny of Nominations||01.02.2018 (THU)|
|4||Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures||03.02.2018 (SAT)|
|5||Date of Polling||18.02.2018 (SUN)|
|6||Date of Counting||03.03.2018 (SAT)|
Tripura AC Bye-Election Results 2016
|AC Name||Winner||Party||Runner-up||Party||Votes Margin|
|Barjala||JHUMU SARKAR||CPI(M)||SISTA MOHAN DAS||BJP||3374|
|Khowai||BISWAJIT DATTA||CPI(M)||MANOJ DAS||TMC||16094|
Elections in TripuraTripura has a unicameral legislature with one house, the State Legislative Assembly also known as the Vidhan Sabha. Tripura State Legislative Assembly has 60 directly elected members. The tenure of the assembly is five years unless it is dissolved. The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Agartala, the capital of the state. The state has held regular elections since its formation.
Elections in Tripura are also held for autonomous Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council as part of local governance in villages with tribal population. The state is represented in the Indian Parliament with two directly elected members in the Lok Sabha and one indirectly elected member in the Rajya Sabha. Jharna Das Baidya of the CPM is the current Rajya Sabha MP of the state. Khagen Das of CPM represents Tripura West parliamentary constituency and Bajuban Riyan of CPM represents Tripura East Parliamentary constituency.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Indian National Congress (INC) are the main political parties in the state. Manik Sarkar of the CPI(M) has been the Chief Minister of the state since 1998.
The Left Front, an alliance consisting of CPI (M), CPI, Forward Block and Revolutionary Socialist Party, has been in power in the state since 1978, except in 1988 when the INC formed the government.
State Legislative AssemblyThe last state assembly election were held in a single phase in Feb 2013. The CPI (M) won 49 out of the 60 assembly seats. The CPI won only 1 seat. The INC won 10 seats.
Shri Manik Sarkar of the CPI (M) became the Chief Minister of the state for his fourth term.
The Speaker of the current State assembly is Ramendra Chandra Debnath. The Deputy Speaker of the assembly is Pabitra Kar. The Leader of the Opposition is Sudip Roy Barman of the BJP. Some of the members of the state legislative assembly are Pranab Debbarma, and Ratan Lal Nath. The next election in Tripura for the state assembly will be held in early 2018 as the current assembly ends in March 2018. It is being suspected that the polls will be held in February, however, Tripura election date has not been released yet by the Election Commission.
Tripura Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014Tripura has two constituencies, which were won by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)). Belonging to the northeastern region, Tripura is a small state which was established in the year 1956 and became a Union Territory post independence. Tripura contributes only two Lok Sabha seats in the Parliament and has 60 Assembly seats. Manik Sarkar is the present Chief Minister of Tripura and the Indian National Congress (INC) is the ruling government. Tripura has many regional parties like the All India Trinamool Congress, Revolutionary Socialist Party, besides the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), Bharatiya Janata Party, Communist Party of India, etc. Tripura - one of the smallest states in India is situated in the Northeastern region of the country. After India's independence Tripura became a Union Territory of India, in 1956. First elections were held for the Territorial Council of 30 members of the Union Territory in 1957. On January 21, 1972, it was established as a full-fledged state of the country.
View detailed Lok Sabha Elections 2014 Results
Political Parties in Tripura
|National political parties in Tripura|
|Indian National Congress||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||Communist Party of India (CPI)|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||All India Forward Bloc (AIFB)|
|Trinamool Congress (TMC)|
|The main regional parties in Tripura|
|Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT)||Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT)|
|National Conference of Tripura (NCT)||Tipraland State Party (TSP)|
|Tripura Peoples Front (TPF)||Twipra Dophani Sikla Srwngnai Motha (TDSSM)|
|Ganamukti Parishad (GMP)||Ganamukti Parishad (GMP)|
|National Socialist Party of Tripura (NSPT)||Janganotantrik Morcha (JM)|
|Tripura Ganatantrik Manch (TGM)|
List of Chief Ministers of Tripura
|S. No.||Chief Minister||From||To||Party Name|
|1||Manik Sarkar||Mar 11, 1998||Present||CPM|
|2||Dasarath Deb||Apr 10, 1993||Mar 11, 1998||CPM|
|3||President's rule||Mar 11, 1993||Apr 10, 1993|
|4||Samir Ranjan Barman||Feb 19, 1992||Mar 10, 1993||INC|
|5||Sudhir Ranjan Majumdar||Feb 5, 1988||Feb 19, 1992||INC|
|6||Nripen Chakraborty||Jan 5, 1978||Feb 5, 1988||CPM|
|7||President's rule||Nov 5, 1977||Jan 5, 1978|
|8||Radhika Ranjan Gupta||Jul 26, 1977||Nov 4, 1977||JP|
|9||Prafulla Kumar Das||Apr 1, 1977||Jul 25, 1977||CD|
|10||Sukhamoy Sen Gupta||Mar 20, 1972||Mar 31, 1977||INC|
|11||President's rule||Nov 1, 1971||Mar 20, 1972|
|12||Sachindra Lal Singh||Jul 1, 1963||Nov 1, 1971||INC|
List of Governors of Tripura
|S.No.||Name of Governor||From||To|
|1||Tathagata Roy||May 13, 2015||Present|
|2||Shri Padmanabha Acharya||Jul 21, 2014||May 13, 2015|
|3||Shri Vakkom Purushothaman||Jun 30, 2014||Jul 14, 2014|
|4||Devanand Konwar||Mar 9, 2013||Jun 29, 2014|
|5||Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil||Nov 27, 2009||Mar 8, 2013|
|6||Kamla Beniwal||Oct 15, 2009||Nov 26, 2009|
|7||Dinesh Nandan Sahay||Jun 2, 2003||Jul 1, 1905|
|8||Lieutenant General Krishna Mohan Seth, PVSM, AVSM||Jun 23, 2000||May 31, 2003|
|9||Prof. Siddheswar Prasad||Jun 16, 1995||Jun 22, 2000|
|10||Romesh Bhandari||Aug 15, 1993||Jun 15, 1995|
|11||K. V. Raghunatha Reddy||Feb 12, 1990||Aug 14, 1993|
|12||Sultan Singh||Jul 12, 1989||Feb 11, 1990|
|13||General K. V. Krishna Rao, PVSM (Retd.)||Jun 14, 1984||Jul 11, 1989|
|14||S. M. H. Burney||Aug 14, 1981||Jun 13, 1984|
|15||L. P. Singh||Sep 23, 1973||Aug 13, 1981|
|16||B. K. Nehru||Jan 21, 1972||Sep 22, 1973|
Cabinet Ministers of Tripura
|Ministries||Name of Minsiter|
|Chief Minister, Minister for Home (excluding Jail & Fire Services),Planning and Co-ordination,GA (Excluding Printing and Stationary) and Other Departments not allocated to any Minister||Shri. Manik Sarkar|
|Minister for Agriculture, Tribal Welfare (Excluding TRP, PTG) and Animal Resource Development||Shri. Aghore Debbarma|
|Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Revenue and Public Works(Excluding Drinking water and sanitation)||Shri. Badal Choudhury|
|Minister for Education (School & Higher), Industries & Commerce (including IT) and Law||Shri. Tapan Chakraborty|
|Minister for Power, Urban Development, Rural Development (Panchayat) and Transport||Shri. Manik Dey|
|Minister for Forest, Rural Development (excluding Panchayat), Election||Shri Naresh Chandra Jamatia|
|Minister for Co-operation,Fisheries and Home (Fire service)||Shri. Khangendra Jamatia|
|Minister for Tribal Welfare (TRP & PTG), Home (Jail) and GA(Printing and Stationary)||Shri Manindra Reang (CPI)|
|Minister for Social Welfare & Social Education, Welfare of OBC and Science, Technology and Environment||Smt.Bijita Nath|
|Minister for Minority Development, Labour and Education(Sports and Youth Affairs)||Shri. Sahid Choudhury|
|Minister for Finance, Food, Civil supplies and Consumers Affaires, Information and Cultural Affairs||Shri. Bhanu Lal Saha|
|Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Cast, Public Works (Drinking Water and Sanitation) and Tourism||Shri Ratan Bhowmik|
Rajya Sabha Members from Tripura
|Smt. Jharna Das Baidya||Communist Party of India (Marxist)||April 03, 2016 to April 02, 2022|