1998 Tripura Legislative Assembly election

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60 seats in the Assembly
31 seats needed for a majority
Registered1,727,463
Turnout80.84%
  First party Second party
 
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Hand INC.svg
Leader Manik Sarkar -
Party CPI(M) INC
Leader's seat Dhanpur -
Last election 44 10
Seats won 38 13
Seat change Decrease 6 Increase 3
Popular vote 621,804 464,171
Percentage 45.49% 33.96%

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Tripura District Map

Chief Minister before election

Dasarath Deb
CPI(M)

Elected Chief Minister

Manik Sarkar
CPI(M)

Tripura

The 1998 Tripura Legislative Assembly election took place in a single phase on 16 February to elect the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from each of the 60 Assembly Constituencies (ACs) in Tripura, India. Counting of votes occurred on 2 March 1998. The results were ready within the day.[1]

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), led by Manik Sarkar, won 38 seats and formed a Government in Tripura

Highlights

Election to the Tripura Legislative Assembly were held on February 16, 1998. The election were held in a single phase for all the 60 assembly constituencies.

Participating Political Parties

Source:[2]

#Abbreviation Party
National Parties
1BJP Bhartiya Janta Party
2CPI Communist Party of India
3CPM Communist Party of India (Marxist)
4INC Indian National Congress
5JDJanata Dal
State Parties
6 FBLAll India Forward BlocK
7RJD Rashtriya Janata Dal
8RSP Revolutionary Socialist Party
9TUJS Tripura Upajati Juba Samity
Registered(Unrecognised ) Parties
10AMB Amra Bangalee
11CPI(ML)(L) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenninist) (Liberation)
Independents
12INDIndependent

No. of Constituencies

Source:[3]

Type of Constituencies GEN SC ST Total
No. of Constituencies 33 7 20 60

Electors

Source:[4]

Men Women Total
No.of Electors 893,538 833,925 1,727,463
No.of Electors who Voted 732,368 664,197 1,396,565
Polling Percentage 81.96% 79.65% 80.84%

Performance of Candidates by gender

Source:[5]

Men Women Total
No.of Contestants 249 21 270
Elected 58 02 60

Results

Performance of the political parties in this election
Party Seats Contested Seats Won No. of Votes % of Votes 1993 Seats
Bharatiya Janata Party 60 0 80,272 5.87% 0
Communist Party of India 2 1 18,802 1.38% 0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 55 38 621,804 45.49% 44
Indian National Congress 45 13 464,171 33.96% 10
Janata Dal 3 0 3,294 0.24% 1
Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti 10 4 98,271 7.19% 1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 2 22,526 1.65% 2
Independents 60 2 44,940 3.29% 1
Total 270 60 1,366,966

[6]

Constituency-wise Winners

Constituency Reserved for
(ST/None)
Member Party
Simna ST Pranab Debbarma Communist Party of India
Mohanpur None Ratan Lal Nath Indian National Congress
Bamutia SC Prakash Ch. Das Indian National Congress
Barjala None Dipak Kr. Roy Indian National Congress
Khayerpur None Pabitra Kar Communist Party of India
Agartala None Sudip Roy Barman Indian National Congress
Ramnagar None Surajit Datta Indian National Congress
Town Bordowali None Ashok Kumar Bhattacharya Indian National Congress
Banamalipur None Madhu Sudhan Saha Indian National Congress
Majlishpur None Manik Dey Communist Party of India
Mandaibazar ST Monoranjan Debbarma Communist Party of India
Takarjala ST Baijayanti Kalai Communist Party of India
Pratapgarh SC Anil Sarkar Communist Party of India
Badharghat None Dilip Sarkar Indian National Congress
Kamalasagar None Narayan Chandra Chowdhury Communist Party of India
Bishalgarh None Samir Ranjan Barman Indian National Congress
Golaghati ST Niranjan Debbarma Communist Party of India
Charilam ST Narayan Rupini Communist Party of India
Boxanagar None Billal Mia Indian National Congress
Nalchar SC Sukumar Barman Communist Party of India
Sonamura None Subal Rudra Communist Party of India
Dhanpur None Manik Sarkar Communist Party of India
Ramchandraghat ST Padma Kumar Deb Barma Communist Party of India
Khowai None Samir Deb Sarkar Communist Party of India
Asharambari ST Sandhya Rani Deb Barma Communist Party of India
Pramodenagar ST Aghore Deb Barma Communist Party of India
Kalyanpur None Kajal Chandra Das Independent
Krishnapur ST Khagendra Jamatia Communist Party of India
Teliamura None Jitendra Sarkar Communist Party of India
Bagma ST Rati Mohan Jamatia Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti
Salgarh SC Gopal Chandra Das Revolutionary Socialist Party
Radhakishorepur None Joy Gobinda Deb Roy Revolutionary Socialist Party
Matarbari None Kashiram Reang Indian National Congress
Kakraban None Keshab Majumder Communist Party of India
Rajnagar SC Sudhan Das Communist Party of India
Belonia None Basudev Majumder Communist Party of India
Santirbazar ST Durbajoy Reang Communist Party of India
Hrishyamukh None Badal Choudhury Communist Party of India
Jolaibari ST Gitamohan Tripura Communist Party of India
Manu ST Jitendra Chaudhury Communist Party of India
Sabroom None Gour Kanti Goswami Communist Party of India
Ampinagar ST Nagendra Jamatia Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti
Birganj None Jawahar Shaha Indian National Congress
Raima Valley ST Rabindra Debbarma Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti
Kamalpur None Bimal Singha Communist Party of India
Surma SC Sudhir Das Communist Party of India
Salema ST Prasanta Debbarma Communist Party of India
Kulai ST Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl Independent
Chhawmanu ST Shyamacharan Tripura Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti
Pabiachhara SC Bidhu Bhusan Malakar Communist Party of India
Fatikroy None Ananta Pal Communist Party of India
Chandipur None Baidyanath Majumder Communist Party of India
Kailasahar None Birajit Sinha Indian National Congress
Kurti None Fayzur Rahaman Communist Party of India
Kadamtala None Umesh Chandra Nath Communist Party of India
Dharmanagar None Amitabha Datta Communist Party of India
Jubarajnagar None Ramendra Chandra Debnath Communist Party of India
Pencharthal ST Anil Chakma Communist Party of India
Panisagar None Subodh Das Communist Party of India
Kanchanpur ST Binduram Reang Communist Party of India

Government Formation

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), led by Manik Sarkar, won 38 seats and formed a Government in Tripura[7]

References

  1. ^ "State Election Commission, Tripura".
  2. ^ "List of Participating Political Parties".
  3. ^ "Constituencies-Tripura".
  4. ^ "Total No.of Electors".
  5. ^ "Performance of Women candidates Vs Men candidates".
  6. ^ "1998 Tripura Election result".
  7. ^ "Tripura 1998".