TRIPURA ELECTIONS

  • Watch: 2014 Lok Sabha elections begin, voting on in Assam, Tripura April 7, 2014

    Voting is on in Assam and Tripura as the first of the 9-phase 2014 Lok Sabha election began on Monday. The fate of 51 candidates from 5 constituencies in Assam will be decided while 13 candidates will contest in the multi-cornered fight in Tripura. More than 235 security companies have...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Tripura votes on April 7 and 12 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Tripura will vote for Lok Sabha elections in two phases. The polling dates are April 7 and 12. ...
  • Congress to move court against post-poll violence in Tripura March 3, 2013

    Agartala: The Congress on Saturday threatened to move court and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against alleged attacks on party workers by CPM activists after the Tripura polls. "We will report to Congress president Sonia Gandhi about the atrocities on party workers by the CPM. The party will move to...
  • Old guard reclaim power in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland February 28, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front stormed back to power in Tripura and the Naga People's Front in Nagaland, while the Congress, which fared poorly in both states, emerged as the single-largest party in Meghalaya with two seats short of absolute majority in the assembly election results declared on Thursday. The three outgoing...
  • Tripura polls: CPI(M) takes out victory procession in Assam February 28, 2013

    Guwahati: Jubilant over the ruling Left Fronts's victory in Tripura for the fifth straight term, the CPI(M) in Assam took out a victory procession through the main thoroughfares of Guwahati on Thursday. The processionists led by CPI(M) state unit leader Hamen Das and other party office bearers with banners and...
  • Left wins Tripura, NPF bags Nagaland, Cong Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a repeat of the 2008 Assembly elections in the three northeast states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as the incumbent parties came to power in all the three states. In Tripura, the CPI(M) registered its fifth consecutive victory with wins in 49 seats. In Nagaland, the...
  • CPI(M) win in Tripura reflects re-emergence of Left: Yechury February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The return of the CPI(M)-led Left Front in Tripura and Forward Bloc wresting the Nalhati seat from Congress in West Bengal reflects "re-emergence" of the Left parties, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Thursday. "We congratulate the people of Tripura to have given us two-thirds majority for...
  • CPI(M) wins Tripura Assembly elections for the fifth straight time February 28, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front led by the CPI(M) came to power for a record fifth straight term defeating the Opposition Congress by a huge margin. The CPI(M) won 48 seats in the 60-seat Assembly. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar won the Dhanpur Assembly seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Shah Alam...
  • CPI(M) set to sweep Tripura Assembly polls February 28, 2013

    Agartala: 1:20 pm: The CPI(M) has won 23 seats and is leading in 25 others. The Congress has won four seats. 12:47 pm: The CPI(M) has won 17 seats in Tripura and is leading in 29 others. 12:06 pm: The CPI(M) has won eight seats and is leading in 39 others. 11:47...
  • Live: CPI(M) wins Tripura, NPF retains power in Nagaland, Cong single largest party in Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: 5:16 pm: The Congress emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya with wins in 29 seats. It remains to be seen whether it will form an alliance once again with the UDP, which has won eight seats. The NCP won 2 seats, HSPDP 4 while the NPP...
  • Northeast polls today, stakes high for Congress February 28, 2013

    The stakes are high for the Congress party but analysts say the CPM-led Left front will gain a comfortable win in Tripura. Nagaland may be problematic as well where the Congress and the ruling Naga People's Front have been on almost equal footing the last few elections. Each state has...
  • Tripura polls: Both Left Front, Congress hope to win February 28, 2013

    Agartala: Both the ruling CPM led Left Front as well as the Congress-led opposition alliance were optimistic of forming the next government in Tripura as election officials prepared for counting of votes on Thursday. "As per the Election Commission directives, a three-tier security has been put in place around the...
  • Tripura polls: Counting of votes amid tight security today February 28, 2013

    Agartala: Counting of votes for the 60 Assembly seats in Tripura would be held on Thursday amid tight security. "The counting will be held in 17 venues in eight districts of the state with three-tier security layers created in each counting hall," Chief electoral officer Ashutosh Jindal said. Elections were held...
  • Northeast polls: States to tighten security for counting February 27, 2013

    Agartala: Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland have been told to tighten security on their international and inter-state borders ahead of the vote count in the three states on Thursday. "Security along the borders will be further tightened in view of the counting of votes," an Election Commission official stated on Monday. The...
  • Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya brace for poll results February 27, 2013

    Agartala/Kohima/Shillong: Counting of votes will begin on Thursday in the Northeastern states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland amid tight security. Assembly elections in the three states, having 60 seats each, were held February 14 and February 23. TRIPURA In Tripura, both the ruling CPI-M led Left Front as well as the Congress-led...
  • Tripura: Repolling in one booth on Monday February 17, 2013

    Agartala: Repolling will be held in a polling station at KakrabonSalgarah constituency in Gomati district on Monday. The Election Commission ordered repolling at 36 number polling station of the constituency as the EVM did not function properly on the day of February 14 Assembly elections in Tripura, Sources in Chief Electoral...
  • Left Front will come back to power in Tripura with a huge margin: Jayanta Bhattacharya February 15, 2013

    PTI's Agartala bureau chief Jayanta Bhattacharya joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the possible outcome of the Tripura polls. Q. Who do you think will come up trumps and why? Asked by: Abhishek A. I think Left Front will come back to power in Tripura with huge margin. The reason: Credit...
  • Tripura records highest voter turnout in the country at 93 pc: EC February 14, 2013

    Agartala/New Delhi: Tripura on Thursday set a new record for the country's highestever voter turnout with 93 per cent polling in the Assembly elections which was by and large peaceful. The Left Front is hoping to return for a record fifth straight time in the elections to the 60member Assembly...
  • Tripura elections: 91.6 per cent turnout recorded February 14, 2013

    Agartala: Tripura on Thursday witnessed a massive turnout of 91.6 per cent of 23,52,505 voters in peaceful polling amidst tight security for the 60member House. The percentage of polling could rise as poll process was still continuing in some parts of the state, sources in the office of the Chief...
  • Tripura elections: 40 per cent poll turnout till noon February 14, 2013

    Agartala: Polling percentage in Tripura till Thursday noon was recorded as 40 per cent and no incidents of violence were reported from the northeast state. The Left Front government, led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, is looking to regain power in the 60member State Assembly with a fourth consecutive victory....
  • Tripura elections: 20 per cent poll turnout till 10 am February 14, 2013

    Agartala: Total poll turnout in Tripura till 10 am on Thursday morning was recorded as 25 per cent, with no incident of violence reported from the northeast state. The Left Front government, led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, is looking to regain power in the 60member State Assembly with a...
  • CPI(M) eyes fourth straight win as voting begins in Tripura February 14, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front government, led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, is looking to regain power in the 60member State Assembly with a fourth consecutive victory. Tripura Congress Chief Sudip Ray Barman and the President of Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura Bijay Hrankhwal are among 249 candidates in the fray. The...
  • CPI(M) eyes fourth straight win as Tripura votes Thursday February 14, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front government, led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, is looking to regain power in the 60member State Assembly with a fourth consecutive victory. Tripura Congress Chief Sudip Ray Barman and the President of Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura Bijay Hrankhwal are among 249 candidates in the fray. The...
  • Tripura Assembly elections: Will the Left retain power? February 13, 2013

    Key to the Left's success in Tripura is Manik Sarkar, arguably India's poorest Chief Minister. ...
  • Tripura polls: 2 CPM workers injured in clashes with Cong workers February 13, 2013

    Agartala: Less than a day to go for the Assembly elections in Tripura, two CPM workers have been hospitalised after sustaining serious injuries during clashes with Congress workers. A few campaign vehicles were also damaged. Reports also said that Congress supporters allegedly attacked Left cadres in Khayerpur on the outskirts...
  • Chidambaram criticises Left Front govt in Tripura February 12, 2013

    Kamalpur: Union Minister for Finance, P Chidambaram criticized the Left Front government in Tripura on February 12 for its alleged failure to improve the standard of life despite fund flow from the centre. We (Centre) have dispatched adequate funds to the state. The Left Front government has completed four consecutive terms...
  • Tripura polls: Oust antipeople LF govt, Rahul urges voters February 12, 2013

    Agartala: Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged central funds to Tripura for development are being diverted to the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist)'s party fund. "The Centre sent huge amount of money for the state's development but it is diverted to CPIM party funds. The fund for development,...
  • Left will be voted out in Tripura: Rahul Gandhi February 11, 2013

    Agartala: The Communist government in Tripura will be voted out in the February 14 assembly election, Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi said On February 11. "People in Kerala and West Bengal have voted out the Left parties, you must follow the same for all of your betterment and development of the...
  • Tripura polls: Will it be a 4th term for the Left govt? February 11, 2013

    Agartala: Leading the Left government since 1998, Manik Sarkar is eyeing a fourth successive victory in pollbound Tripura. He is also possibly India 's poorest chief minister. His declared assets mention an inherited property worth Rs 2.5 lakh and less than Rs 10,000 in a bank. "Manik Sarkar is like...
  • Tripura polls: EC reprimands Congress leader February 9, 2013

    Agartala: The Election Commission has cautioned the opposition Congress leader Birajit Sinha for making unfounded allegations against Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, sources in the office of Chief Electoral Officer said on Saturday. Sinha at a press conference in Kailashahar in North Tripura district on January 22 had alleged that Sarkar...