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November 22, 2016 11:26 AM
The CPI(M) has managed to win both Barjala and Khowai assembly seats in the bypolls held on 19 November, 2016. Polling for these two scheduled caste..... Read More
February 17, 2016 11:39 AM
The results of the by-elections across states brought some joy to the BJP camp as the party clinched victory in seven out of 12 seats. PM Modi and t..... Read More
August 24, 2015 02:11 PM
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday met his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to discuss centre-state relations. A Delhi government offici..... Read More
July 28, 2015 02:29 PM
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying he had "intimately" conne..... Read More
July 15, 2015 10:12 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet chief ministers of the eight northeastern states on Wednesday evening in Delhi, triggering speculation that h..... Read More

Quick facts for Tripura Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies2
Assembly Constituencies 60
Ruling PartyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
Opposition PartyINC
Chief MinisterShri Manik Sarkar
GovernorTathagata Roy
Chief Electoral OfficerS.K. Rakesh, IAS
AddressCivil Secretariat, New Building, Block-2, Room No.-201, 3rd Floor, Agartala, Tripura-799001


Tripura AC Bye-Election Results 2016

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

Tripura Elections - History

The state has a unicameral legislature with one house of the State Assembly also called the Vidhan Sabha.Tripura State Legislative Assembly has 60 directly elected members. The tenure of the Vidhan Sabha 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 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. Smt Jharna Das Baidya of the CPM is the current Rajya Sabha MP of the state. Shri Khagen Das of CPM represents Tripura West parliamentary constituency and Shri 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. Shri 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 elections were held in March 2008. The CPI (M) won 46 out of the 60 assembly seats. The CPI and the RSP, allies of the CPI (M) and part of the Left Front won 3 seats. The INC won 10 seats.

Shri Manik Sarkar of the CPI (M) became the Chief Minister of the state for his third term.

The Speaker of the current State assembly is Shri Ramendra Chandra Debnath. The Deputy Speaker of the assembly is Shri Bhanu Lal Saha, The Leader of the Opposition is Shri Ratan Lal Nath of the Indian National Congress. Some of the members of the state legislative assembly are Shri Pranab Debbarma, and Shri Ratan Nath.

Tripura Assembly Election Results:


Tripura Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The two constituencies of Tripura are one by Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)). Belonging to the north eastern 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 Indian National Congress (INC) is the ruling government. Tripura has many regional parties like All India Trinamool Congress, Revolutionary Socialist Party etc. besides the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), Bharatiya Janata Party, Communist Party of India. Tripura- one of the smallest states in India is situated inNorth Eastern 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

Main Political Parties

The main National parties in Tripura are :
  • The Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  • The Indian National Congress
  • The Bharatiya Janata party
  • The Communist Party of India
The main state parties are :
  • All India Trinamool Congress
  • ndigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra
  • Revolutionary Socialist Party
  • Amra Bangalee ( registered)
  • Lok Jan Shakti Party (registered)

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, Home (excluding Jail & Fire Services), Planning and Co-ordination, GA (Excluding Printing and Stationary)Shri. Manik Sarkar
Agriculture, Tribal Welfare (Excluding TRP, PTG), Animal Resource DevelopmentShri. Aghore Debbarma
Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Revenue, Public Works(Excluding Drinking water and sanitation)Shri. Badal Choudhury
Minister for Education(School & Higher), Industries & Commerce (including IT), Law Shri. Tapan Chakraborty
Power, Urban Development, Rural Development (Panchayat), TransportShri. Manik Dey
Rural Development (Excluding Panchayat), Forest, ElectionShri Naresh Chandra Jamatia
Co-operation, Fisheries, Home (Fire service)Shri. Khangendra Jamatia
Tribal Welfare (TRP & PTG), Home (Jail), Printing and Stationary Shri Manindra Reang (CPI)
Social Welfare & Social Education, Welfare of OBC,Science, Technology and EnvironmentSmt.Bijita Nath
Minority Development, Labour, Sports and Youth AffairsShri. Sahid Choudhury
Higher Education, Food, Civil supplies and Consumers Affaires ,Information and Cultural Affairs, ElectionShri. Bhanu Lal Saha
Welfare of Scheduled Caste (SC), Public Works (Drinking Water and Sanitation) , TourismShri Ratan Bhowmik

Rajya Sabha Members from Tripura

NamePartyTerm
Smt. Jharna Das BaidyaCommunist Party of India (Marxist) 03/04/2010 to 02/04/2016

Last Updated on Nov 22, 2015


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