1972 Tripura Legislative Assembly election

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60 seats in the Assembly
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Sukhamoy Sen Gupta -
Party INC CPI(M)
Leader's seat Agartala Town III -
Last election 27/30 2/30
Seats won 41 16
Seat change - -
Popular vote 224,821 189,667
Percentage 44.83% 37.82%

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Tripura District Map

Chief Minister before election

President's rule

Elected Chief Minister

Sukhamoy Sen Gupta
INC

Tripura

Tripura was recognized as a state in India on January 21, 1972. Before that, Tripura was a Union Territory. The first Legislative Assembly Election as a state was held on March 11, 1972.[1] The 1972 Tripura Legislative Assembly election took place in a single phase to elect the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from each of the 60 Assembly Constituencies (ACs) in Tripura, India.[2]

Indian National Congress led by Sukhamoy Sen Gupta, won 41 seats and formed a Government in Tripura.

Highlights

Election to the Tripura Legislative Assembly were held on March 11, 1972. The election were held in a single phase for all the 60 assembly constituencies.

Participating Political Parties

Partytype Abbreviation Party
National Parties
1BJS Bharatiya Jan Sangh
2CPI Communist Party of India
3CPM Communist Party of India (Marxist)
4INC Indian National Congress
State Parties
5FBL All India Forward Bloc
Registered(Unrecognised ) Parties
6TUS Tripura Upajati Zuba Samiti
Independents
7INDIndependent

[3]

No. of Constituencies

Type of Constituencies GEN SC ST Total
No. of Constituencies 36 5 19 60

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Electors

Men Women Total
No.of Electors 406,712 359,381 766,093
No.of Electors who Voted 284,765 231,288 516,053
Polling Percentage 70.02% 64.36% 67.36%

[5]

Performance of Women Candidates

Men Women Total
No.of Contestants 230 04 328
Elected 60 00 60

[6]

Result

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Party Seats Contested Seats Won No. of Votes % of Votes 1967 Seats
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 3 0 345 0.07% 0
Communist Party of India 11 1 15,226 3.04% 1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 57 16 189,667 37.82% 2
Indian National Congress 59 41 224,821 44.83% 27
All India Forward Bloc 9 0 5,739 1.14% -
Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti 10 0 5,883 1.17% -
Independents 85 2 59,792 11.92% 0
Total 234 60 501,473
Source: ECI[7]

Constituency wise Winners

AC

No

Assembly Constituency NameWinner Candidates NameGenderParty
1Simna (ST)Bhadramani DebbarmaMCPM
2MohanpurRadharaman DebnathMCPM
3Bamutia (SC)Prafulla Kumar DasMINC
4BarjalaBasana ChakrabartyMINC
5KunjabanAshok Kumar BhatacharyyaMINC
6Pratapgarh (SC)Madhu Sudhan DasMINC
7Agartala Town I I ISukhamoy Sen GuptaMINC
8AnandanagarTarit Mohan DasguptaMINC
9Agartala Town IAjoy BiswasMIND
10Agartala Town I IKrishnadas BhattacharjeeMINC
11Old AgartalaSailesh Chandra SomeMINC
12MaulishpurJatindra Kumar MajumderMINC
13Mandiabazar (ST)Kalidas Deb BarmaMCPM
14Uttar Debendra Nagar (ST)Sabhiram Deb BarmaMCPM
15IsuanchandranagarNaresh Chandra RoyMINC
16Takarjala (ST)Gunapada JamatiaMCPM
17KamalasagarBichitra Mohan SahaMINC
18BishalgarhSamir Ranjan BarmanMINC
19Charilam (ST)Niranjan DebMCPM
20Bishramgonj (ST)Sudhanwa Deb BarmaMCPM
21BoxanagarMunsur AliMINC
22Nalchhar (SC)Benode Behari DasMINC
23SonamuraDebendra K. ChoudhuryMINC
24DhanpurSamar ChoudhuryMCPM
25SalgarhTapas DeyMINC
26KakrabanAjit Ranjan GhoshMINC
27RadhakishorepurUsa Ranjan SenMINC
28MatakbariNishi Kanta SarkarMINC
29RajnagarLakshmi NagMINC
30BeloniaJitendra Lal DasMCPI
31HrishyamukhChandra Sekhar DuttaMINC
32Muhuripur (ST)Achaichhi MogMINC
33Manu (ST)Hari Chanran ChoudhruryMINC
34SabroomKalipada BanerjiMINC
35Chellagong (ST)Baju Ban RiyanMCPM
36BirgonjSushil Ranjan SahaMINC
37Dumburnagar (ST)Pakhi TripuraMCPM
38Ampinagar (ST)Bullu KukiMCPM
39TeliamuraAnil SarkarMCPM
40Mohar Chhera (ST)Ananta HarijamatiaMINC
41Kalyanpur (ST)Bidya Ch Deb BarmaMCPM
42Pramodnagar (ST)Manindra DebbarmaMCPM
43KhowaiJ Prasanna BhattacharjeeMINC
44AsharambariNripendra ChakrabortyMCPM
45KamalpurSunil Chandra DattaMINC
46Sudma (SC)Kshitish Chandra DasMINC
47Kulaihower (ST)Mongchabai MogMINC
48Chhawmanu (ST)Purna Mohan TirpuraMCPM
49FatikroyRadhika Nandan GuptaMINC
50Pabiachherra (ST)Gopi Nath TripuraMINC
51ChandipurManindra Lal BhowmikMINC
52KailashaharMoulana Abdul RatifMINC
53Bilaspur (SC)Subal Ch BiswasMINC
54Jubaraj NagarMonoranjan NathMINC
55Longai (ST)Hangshadhwaz DewanMINC
56Kanchanpur (ST)Raimuni Riang ChoudhuryMINC
57DeochheraAbdul WazidMINC
58DharmanagarAmarendra SarmaMIND
59KadamtalaBenoy Bhushan BanerjeeMINC
60SonicheraRadha Raman NathMINC

[8]

Government formation

Indian National Congress,(INC) won 41 out of 60 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The CPI-M won 18 seats in the Legislative Assembly. Sukhamoy Sen Gupta of the INC formed a government as Chief Minister on March 20, 1972.

Prafulla Kumar Das formed a government as Chief Minister on April 1, 1977.

Radhika Ranjan Gupta formed a coalition government with the Janata Party,(JP) and the Left Front,(LF) on July 26, 1977. Chief Minister Radhika Ranjan Gupta resigned, and the state of Tripura was placed under presidential rule from November 5, 1977 to January 5, 1978.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Historical background of Tripura".
  2. ^ "State Election Commission, Tripura".
  3. ^ "List of Participating Political Parties".
  4. ^ "Constituencies-Tripura".
  5. ^ "Total No.of Electors".
  6. ^ "Performance of Women candidates Vs Men candidates".
  7. ^ "1972 Tripura Election result".
  8. ^ "Detailed Result 1972".
  9. ^ "Government formation-1972,Tripura".