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Tripura Election 2018 – Results and Updates

Quick facts for Tripura Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies2
Assembly Constituencies 60
Ruling PartyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
Opposition PartyBJP
Chief MinisterShri Manik Sarkar
GovernorTathagata Roy
Chief Electoral OfficerSriram Taranikanti
CEO's AddressNew Civil Secretariat Agartala, Tripura-799010

Tripura Election 2018

Tripura 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 Dates

As announced by the Election Commission of India, below is the schedule of Tripura Vidhan Sabha Election 2018:
S.NoPoll Events Dates
1Date of Issue of Gazette Notification24.01.2018 (WED)
2Last Date of Nominations31.01.2018 (WED)
3Date for Scrutiny of Nominations01.02.2018 (THU)
4Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures03.02.2018 (SAT)
5Date of Polling18.02.2018 (SUN)
6Date of Counting03.03.2018 (SAT)


Tripura AC Bye-Election Results 2016

AC NameWinnerPartyRunner-upPartyVotes Margin
BarjalaJHUMU SARKARCPI(M)SISTA MOHAN DASBJP3374
KhowaiBISWAJIT DATTACPI(M)MANOJ DASTMC16094

Elections in Tripura

Tripura 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 Assembly

The 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 2014

Tripura 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 PartyAll 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 MinisterFromToParty Name
1Manik SarkarMar 11, 1998PresentCPM
2Dasarath DebApr 10, 1993Mar 11, 1998CPM
3President's ruleMar 11, 1993Apr 10, 1993 
4Samir Ranjan BarmanFeb 19, 1992Mar 10, 1993INC
5Sudhir Ranjan MajumdarFeb 5, 1988Feb 19, 1992INC
6Nripen ChakrabortyJan 5, 1978Feb 5, 1988CPM
7President's ruleNov 5, 1977Jan 5, 1978 
8Radhika Ranjan GuptaJul 26, 1977Nov 4, 1977JP
9Prafulla Kumar DasApr 1, 1977Jul 25, 1977CD
10Sukhamoy Sen GuptaMar 20, 1972Mar 31, 1977INC
11President's ruleNov 1, 1971Mar 20, 1972 
12Sachindra Lal SinghJul 1, 1963Nov 1, 1971INC

List of Governors of Tripura

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Tathagata Roy May 13, 2015Present
2Shri Padmanabha AcharyaJul 21, 2014May 13, 2015
3Shri Vakkom PurushothamanJun 30, 2014Jul 14, 2014
4Devanand KonwarMar 9, 2013Jun 29, 2014
5Dnyandeo Yashwantrao PatilNov 27, 2009Mar 8, 2013
6Kamla BeniwalOct 15, 2009Nov 26, 2009
7Dinesh Nandan SahayJun 2, 2003Jul 1, 1905
8Lieutenant General Krishna Mohan Seth, PVSM, AVSMJun 23, 2000May 31, 2003
9Prof. Siddheswar PrasadJun 16, 1995Jun 22, 2000
10Romesh BhandariAug 15, 1993Jun 15, 1995
11K. V. Raghunatha ReddyFeb 12, 1990Aug 14, 1993
12Sultan SinghJul 12, 1989Feb 11, 1990
13General K. V. Krishna Rao, PVSM (Retd.)Jun 14, 1984Jul 11, 1989
14S. M. H. BurneyAug 14, 1981Jun 13, 1984
15L. P. SinghSep 23, 1973Aug 13, 1981
16B. K. NehruJan 21, 1972Sep 22, 1973

Cabinet Ministers of Tripura

MinistriesName 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 MinisterShri. Manik Sarkar
Minister for Agriculture, Tribal Welfare (Excluding TRP, PTG) and Animal Resource DevelopmentShri. 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 LawShri. Tapan Chakraborty
Minister for Power, Urban Development, Rural Development (Panchayat) and TransportShri. Manik Dey
Minister for Forest, Rural Development (excluding Panchayat), ElectionShri 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 EnvironmentSmt.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 AffairsShri. Bhanu Lal Saha
Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Cast, Public Works (Drinking Water and Sanitation) and TourismShri Ratan Bhowmik

Rajya Sabha Members from Tripura

NamePartyTerm
Smt. Jharna Das BaidyaCommunist Party of India (Marxist) April 03, 2016 to April 02, 2022