Elections in Tripura have been conducted since 1952.

For the first Indian general election of 1951-52, voters in Tripura directly elected two members of the Lok Sabha and elected 30 members of an Electoral College which subsequently convened to elect a single member for the Rajya Sabha.[1]

For elections in 1957 and 1962, voters in Tripura elected 30 members to a Territorial Council (with an extra two members appointed).[2] In 1963 the Territorial Council was dissolved and the members transferred to a newly created Legislative Assembly.[3] The first elections to the Legislative Assembly occurred in 1967.[2] In March 1972, the Legislative Council was enlarged to 60 members as a result of Tripura attaining statehood.[3]

Lok Sabha elections

The Lok Sabha election results for Tripura are as follows:[4]

Year Lok Sabha Election Tripura West Constituency Tripura East Constituency
1952 1st Lok Sabha Communist Party of India Communist Party of India
1957 2nd Lok Sabha Indian National Congress Communist Party of India
1962 3rd Lok Sabha Communist Party of India Communist Party of India
1967 4th Lok Sabha Indian National Congress Indian National Congress
1971 5th Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1977 6th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Lok Dal[5] Indian National Congress
1980 7th Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1984 8th Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1989 9th Lok Sabha Indian National Congress Indian National Congress
1991 10th Lok Sabha Indian National Congress Indian National Congress
1996 11th Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1998 12th Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1999 13th Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2004 14th Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2009 15th Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2014 16th Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2019 17th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party Bharatiya Janata Party

Vidhan Sabha Elections

Vidhan sabha election Winner Runner-up Chief Minister Leader of Opposition Remarks
Year # Party Seats Vote % Party Seats Vote %
1967 1st Legislative Assembly INC 27 57.95% CPI(M) 2 21.61% Sachindra Lal Singh
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1972 2nd Legislative Assembly INC 41 44.83% CPI(M) 16 37.82% Sachindra Lal Singh
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1977 3rd Legislative Assembly CPI(M) 51 47.00% TUS 4 7.93% Nripen Chakraborty
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1983 4th Legislative Assembly CPI(M) 37 46.78% INC 12 30.51% Nripen Chakraborty
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1988 5th Legislative Assembly INC+ 32 47.85% CPI(M) 26 45.82% Sudhir Ranjan Majumdar

Samir Ranjan Barman
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1993 6th Legislative Assembly CPI(M) 44 44.78% INC 10 32.73% Dasarath Deb
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1998 7th Legislative Assembly CPI(M) 38 45.49% INC 13 33.96% Manik Sarkar
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2003 8th Legislative Assembly CPI(M) 38 46.82% INC 13 32.84% Manik Sarkar Samir Ranjan Barman click here
2008 9th Legislative Assembly CPI(M) 46 48.01% INC 10 36.38% Manik Sarkar Samir Ranjan Barman click here
2013 10th Legislative Assembly CPI(M) 49 48.11% INC 6 36.53% Manik Sarkar Sudip Roy Barman click here
2018 11th Legislative Assembly BJP 36 41.5% CPI(M) 16 42.22% Biplab Kumar Deb Manik Sarkar click here

References

  1. ^ Bhattacharyya, Harihar (2018). Radical Politics and Governance in India's North East: The Case of Tripura. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-21116-7.
  2. ^ a b Bareh, Hamlet (2001). Encyclopaedia of North-East India: Tripura. Mittal Publications. ISBN 978-81-7099-795-5.
  3. ^ a b "Brief History of the Tripura Legislative Assembly". Tripura Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Members of Lok Sabha elected from Tripura". Tripura Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 3 November 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  5. ^ "General Election, 1977". Election Commission of India. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2020.