Tripura Poll Highlights: Voting for 60-member assembly ends, 81.10% voter turnout recorded till 4 pm
Tripura election 2023 Highlights: The ruling BJP and its alliance partner IPFT are up against the Left-Congress alliance and TIPRA Motha in a triangular contest.
Tripura election 2023 updates: The polling for the Tripura Assembly election completed amid tight security with 81.10% voter turnout . Arch rivals, Congress and CPI-M have joined hands to dislodge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from power in the northeastern state. In this triangular contest, the ruling BJP and its alliance partner Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) are pitted against the Left-Congress alliance and TIPRA Motha, the newest regional party in the state.
The BJP contested on 55 seats and its ally on six seats as both parties have fielded their candidates from the Ampinagar constituency. The Left – which includes the CPM, Forward Bloc, Communist Party of India ( CPI) and Revolutionary Socialist Party ( RSP) – contested on 47 seats while Congress on 13 seats. The TIPRA Motha, headed by royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarma, contested on 42 seats.
The counting of votes will be done on March 2.
Follow all the updates here:
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 05:51 PM
Tripura polls: 81% voter turnout till 4pm
The polling percentage in Tripura Assembly elections stands at approx 81% till 4pm, reports ANI quoting State Election Commission.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 05:45 PM
Freebies seized is over 20 times more as compared to last assembly polls: EC
The record seizure of cash, liquor, drugs and freebies in the three states marks a significant increase of over 20 times as compared to the last Assembly Elections in 2018, the poll body said in a statement.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 05:26 PM
Glimpses of Model cum women managed polling station
Glimpses of Model cum women managed polling station as shared by Official handle of Chief Electoral Officer, Tripura.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 05:21 PM
Tokens given to the voters in queue: EC
As per report from Civil sector officer, the issue has been resolved and security personnel are available at the spot. Tokens have been given to the voters in queue, said Election official after there were reports that some voters wer prohibited from voting.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 05:04 PM
Polling officials reaching at receiving center to submit election materials
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 05:03 PM
‘BJP thugs are…’: Congress amid poll violence
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:48 PM
Voting officially ends in Tripura
Voting officially ends in Tripura at 4pm.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:46 PM
EVM malfunctioning reported in 40-45 places: Tripura CEO
The CEO said EVM malfunctioning was reported in 40-45 places but all the machines were replaced and voting resumed, adding the ECI is sending additional forces wherever required, PTI reported.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:45 PM
3 people injured in separate incidents of violence during polling
At least three people, including a CPI(M) leader and two polling agents of the Left party, were injured in separate incidents of violence during the polling.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:43 PM
Surveillance cameras are fully functional: EC
The Surveillance cameras of Simna, Mohanpur and Bamutia assembly constituencies are all functional, says Election Commission after there were reports that surveillance cameras have been turned off in these constituencies' polling booths.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:37 PM
Tripura police on poll violence
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:24 PM
BJP nominated candidate and minister Ramprasad Pal casts his vote
BJP nominated candidate and minister Ramprasad Pal of 18-Suryamaninagar Assembly Constituency exercised his right to vote.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:22 PM
Cash, Liquor, Drugs worth ₹147 crore seized in poll-bound states: EC
Election Commission has seized over ₹147 crore worth Cash, Liquor, Drugs and Freebies in poll-going States of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya till 15th February, reports All India Radio news.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:02 PM
Scuffle reported at polling station in Kakraban constituency
A scuffle has been reported at a polling station between 3&4 under 33 Kakraban Assembly constituency, ANI reported quoting Sumit Lodh, ADM & Collector, Tripura.
The sector magistrate held an inquiry into the matter and a case has been registered, he added.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 03:55 PM
Tripura Polls: 69.9% voter turnout till 3pm
A voter turnout of 69.9 per cent has been recorded in Tripura till 3 pm, the Election Commission said.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 03:49 PM
ECI officials facilitating senior citizens & Divyang Voters at polling stations
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 03:35 PM
Congress accuses BJP of booth capturing and poll violence
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 03:32 PM
BJP workers tried to attack booths in Suryamaninagar constituency, claims Tripura Congress
In Suryamaninagar, BJP workers have tried to attack booth no 26,28,29, alleges Tripura Congress.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 03:15 PM
‘Will win 31 seats’: Tipra Motha Chief
Tipra Motha chief Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barman on Thursday exuded confidence that his fledgeling front will leave a mark in the ongoing Tripura Assembly elections.
Speaking to ANI after casting his vote on Thursday, Dev Barman claimed that his front will win as many as 31 seats in the state polls.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 03:01 PM
Tripura poll officer's notice to Congress, BJP for violating norms
The chief electoral officer has sent notices to the Tripura Congress and the BJP for tweeting appeals to "vote in the favour" of their own parties despite the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 02:31 PM
One injured in CPI-BJP clash, reports ANI citing Tripura poll officer
A person allegedly suffered a leg injury during a clash between suppporters of the ruling BJP and Opposition CPI outside a polling booth in Tripura, reported news agency ANI, citing the chief election officer of Tripura.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 02:28 PM
20 fold increase in seizures marks increased focus on expenditure monitoring in poll-bound states
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 02:19 PM
Over 28.14 lakh voters registered this year: EC
There over 28.14 lakh registered voters this year in Tripura of which 14,15,233 are men, 13,99,289 are women and 62 belong to the third gender, according to Election Commission.
As many as 94,815 voters are in the age group of 18-19 years while 6,21,505 belong in 22-29 age group. The highest number of voters is in the 40-59 age group, at 9,81,089.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 02:13 PM
Election Commission has identified sensitive and critical polling booths
Tripura Chief Electoral Officer informed that they have identified 1,110 polling stations as sensitive and 28 polling stations as critical
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:58 PM
51.35% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm
51.35% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm, reports ANI.
According to the latest data shared by the Election Commission, Dhalai recorded the highest 54.17 per cent, Gomati recorded at 49.69 per cent, Khiwai saw 49.67 per cent, North Tripura saw 47.57 per cent, Sepahijala recorded at 51.27 per cent, South Tripura saw 53.67 per cent, Unakoti saw 50.64 per cent and West Tripura saw 52.49 per cent.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:49 PM
Senior citizens exercising home voting in Meghalaya
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:41 PM
Case registered over Election violence, says EC
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:37 PM
Voter turnout will be over 90%: Tipra Motha chief
I think voter turnout will be over 90% & people of Tripura will give us a chance, says Pradyot Deb Burman, Chief, Tipra Motha told ANI.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:26 PM
Former CM Manik Sarkar on election violence
CPIM leader and former CM Manik Sarkar alleged that in some places, miscreants on behalf of BJP are causing trouble and stopping people from casting their votes fearlessly, reports ANI.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:17 PM
No voter is left behind: Transgender voters casted their vote
Transgender voters casted their vote in 13-Pratapgarh AC, Aralia, West #Tripura District in Tripura Assembly Election -2023.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:10 PM
People travelling via boats to cast their vote
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:08 PM
Women enthusiastically voting in elections
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 12:54 PM
TIPRA Motha chief Pradyot alleges violence by BJP
TIPRA Motha chief Pradyot Debbarma while speaking to the reporters claimed that BJP has caused violence in some parts of Tripura with polling underway across 60 seats.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 12:42 PM
Bru migrants excited to cast their vote
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 12:23 PM
Webcasting of 3,337 polling stations underway
All 3,337 polling stations are covered by Web Casting & Micro Observers for transparency in polling process, reported All India Radio News.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 12:21 PM
Amid Tripura election, BJP releases Vision Document for Meghalaya
As election in Tripura are underway, BJP has released Vision Document for Meghalaya where polling is slated to take place on February 27.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 12:06 PM
Each vote counts towards good governance: BJP Chief Nadda
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 11:47 AM
32.06% votes casts till 11am
The state recorded 32.06 per cent voter turnout recorded till 11am.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 11:43 AM
Former Tripura CM Biplab Deb on ‘dark’ times to ‘hopeful’ today
Former chief minister Biplab Deb said Tripura was “in darkness” for a long time, but the scenario is different today, he added. “Today youth is hopeful, women have smiles on their faces and elderly show trust,” he asserted. “This was missing. People are taking a decision for their future today. Under PM Modi's leadership, BJP will form a govt here once again with majority."
Biplab Deb cast his vote in Gomati. "We don't see any election as big or small. Public is supreme and it's our duty to respect them. They gave us power in 2018 and despite Covid, we worked in all sectors of state. People know this," he said.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 11:32 AM
CPI supporter beaten outside polling booth in Shantirbaazar, ANI quotes police official
One CPI supporter beaten outside Kalacherra polling station in 36-Shantirbaazar constituency in South Tripura. He has been taken to hospital by our officials. Suo Motu FIR has been lodged in Shantirbaazar PS. We'll arrest the culprits soon: News agency ANI quotes Superintendent of Police, South Tripura
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 11:15 AM
Manik Sarkar alleges attack on the polling agents of the Left
Former Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar has alleged attack on polling agents of the Left, claiming they were “thrown out” of polling booths in Dhanpur. He also alleged violence at Udaipur in Gomati district. Sarkar earlier voted in Agartala.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 11:04 AM
Transgender voters queue up in Aralia
The Twitter handle of Tripura chief electoral officer tweeted images of transgender voters exercising their franchise in Aralia. "No voter to be left behind," it said.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 10:52 AM
Tripura election: Voting in 60 constituencies underway, CM Manik Saha casts vote
Tripura chief minister Manik Saha cast his vote in Agartala on Thursday as polling began for 60 assembly seats in Tripura. Saha, the BJP candidate from Town Bordowali constituency, cast his vote in Maharani Tulsibati Girls HS school in the state capital. Read more
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 10:33 AM
Former Tripura CM Manik Sarkar votes in Agartala
The leader of the Opposition in the Tripura Assembly and former chief minister Manik Sarkar casts his vote in Agartala.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 10:20 AM
Enthusiasm palpable among voters, says Tripura poll officer
Tripura chief electoral officer Gitte Kirankumar Dinakarrao said the polling process was peaceful in the first two hours. The CEO also noted that "enthusiasm was palpable among the voters", especially women.
"This indicates polls are being held in a free and fair manner," he said.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 10:16 AM
Latest Tripura voting figures
According to the latest data shared by the Election Commission, West Tripura saw 14.56 per cent voting till 9 am, while Dhalai logged 13.62 per cent, Gomati 12.99 per cent, Khowai 13.08 per cent, North Tripura 12.79 per cent, Sepahijala 13.61 per cent, Unakoti 13.34 per cent and South Tripura 14.34 per cent.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 10:02 AM
First-time voter says excited to exercise her franchise
Anushree Bhattacharjee, a first-time voter from Agartala, expresses her excitement to cast her first vote for Tripura polls.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 09:42 AM
Tripura polls: 13.23% voter turnout till 9am
Tripura records 13.23 per cent voter turnout till 9am.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 09:41 AM
Vote without fear: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge
People of Tripura are united for change. Sincerely urge everyone, especially the youth to come out and participate in the festival of Democracy and vote for peace and progress. Vote, without fear. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 09:36 AM
Tripura polls: A look at key parties in the fray
A triangular contest is on the cards as Congress and CPIM – arch rivals for years – stitched a pre-poll alliance to defeat the ruling BJP. The BJP, which is looking to retain power, is contesting in alliance with Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT). The Tipra Motha, which is being seen as a kingmaker in case of a hung assembly scenario, emerged as an influential regional party floated by the royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarma in 2021. The Trinamool Congress has also put up candidates for several seats.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 09:28 AM
Tripura polls: ECI on ‘high voter enthusiasm’ and peaceful atmosphere
High Voter enthusiasm #TripuraElections2023 indicates peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the State for conduct of polls under the aegis of Election Commission of India. Adequate security forces made available to instil a sense of confidence among voters: Election Commission of India, spokesperson
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 09:25 AM
Vote peacefully for a strong and vibrant democracy: Arunachal CM
Tripura is voting today. In this festival of democracy, I urge everyone to come out of their homes and exercise their franchise. Vote peacefully for a strong and vibrant democracy: Pema Khandu, chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 09:11 AM
CM Manik Saha's appeal to voters: ‘…build Unnat Tripura, Shrestha Tripura'
I have cast my vote at Tulsibati School under 8-Town Bordowali constituency. My appeal to all voters of Tripura is to participate in the festival of democracy & exercise their democratic rights to build "Unnat Tripura, Shrestha Tripura": Tripura CM Manik Saha
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 09:08 AM
Visuals from a polling booth
Visuals from a polling booth in Udaipur of Gomati district.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:58 AM
PM Modi appeals people to ‘vote in record numbers’ in Tripura assembly elections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to people in Tripura to vote in "record numbers and strengthen the festival of democracy" and specially called on the youth of the northeastern state to exercise their franchise in the Assembly elections that began today amid tight security. Read more
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:57 AM
Voters from International Border area queue up to cast votes
The official handle of Tripura poll office tweeted images of voters from the International Border area who have arrived to excercise their franchise.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:50 AM
TIPRA Motha chief on ‘quitting’ politics after Tripura polls
TIPRA Motha chairman Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma earlier announced that he will quit politics after the Tripura assembly elections and will never seek votes as ‘Bubagra’ (king). While addressing a rally on Tuesday, the scion of the former royal family of Tripura said many leaders have deserted him without understanding his feeling for putting up a fight for protecting the rights of poor people who have no food, shelter and education access.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:39 AM
It feels good…: Tripura CM after voting in Agartala
After voting for Tripura election, CM Manik Saha said, "It feels good. I urge all voters to cast their vote."
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:27 AM
Tripura CM votes in Agartala | Watch
Tripura CM Manik Saha casts his vote in Agartala.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:26 AM
Tripura CM Manik Saha says ‘challenge before me is…’
We want peaceful voting. People ask me what is the challenge before me? The challenge is that the rivals (Congress-Left) that have come together in an unholy alliance should maintain peace: Manik Saha
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:22 AM
Tripura CM Manik Saha confident of BJP's victory
I offered prayers in the morning and prayed for peaceful voting everywhere. You can see people have come out to vote. I am confident that BJP will definitely form the Government here: Tripura CM and BJP's Town Bordowali candidate, Manik Saha
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:21 AM
Tripura polls: Key seats in this triangular fight
Chief minister Manik Saha is contesting the polls from Town Borodowali. Congress has fielded Ashish Kumar Saha against him.
Manik Saha replaced Biplab Kumar Deb as chief minister in May last year.
Deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma is contesting from Charilam seat.
Tripura BJP state president Rajiv Bhattacharjee is contesting from Banamalipur constituency. Former CM Biplab Deb earlier represented the seat.
CPI(M) state general secretary Jitendra Choudhury is contesting from Sabroom constituency.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:16 AM
Voter ratio in Tripura
According to Election Commission, there are 28.14 lakh eligible voters in this year's polls of which 14,15,233 are men, 13,99,289 women and 62 belong to the third gender. Voting is underway at 3,337 polling stations across the Northeast state.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:06 AM
‘Come out and vote for a prosperous Tripura’: Amit Shah
Urging our sisters and brothers of Tripura to cast their vote to ensure that a development-oriented government is formed and the era of peace and progress that has already started continues smoothly. Come out and vote for a prosperous Tripura: Union home minister Amit Shah
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:05 AM
PM Modi calls upon youth to vote in large numbers
Urging the people of Tripura to vote in record numbers and strengthen the festival of democracy. I specially call upon the youth to exercise their franchise: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:04 AM
BJP has fielded 12 women candidates this time
This time BJP has fielded 12 women candidates. The BJP which had never won a single seat in Tripura before 2018, stormed to power in the last election in alliance with IPFT and had ousted the Left Front which had been in power in the border state for 35 years since 1978.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 07:55 AM
International, inter-state boundaries sealed to keep trouble-makers at bay: Tripura poll officer
Tripura chief electoral officer Gitte Kirankumar Dinakarrao said that the international and inter-state boundaries have been sealed to keep trouble-makers at bay during the voting process. As part of precautionary measures, prohibitory orders have been imposed across the state till 6am on February 17, the CEO further stated.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 07:46 AM
No techinical snag during polling so far: Tripura poll officer
Tripura chief electoral officer Gitte Kirankumar Dinakarrao told news agency PTI no untoward incident or EVM technical snag was reported from any part of the state during the first 30 minutes.
“Altogether 28.13 voters are scheduled to exercise their franchise during the day in 3,337 polling stations of the northeastern state to determine the fate of 259 candidates,” he added.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 07:31 AM
BJP chief urges voters to take part in festival of democracy
I urge all voters to take part in this festival of democracy & show up to vote for Tripura assembly elections. Each vote will count towards continuing the journey of good governance, development and prove to be decisive for a prosperous, corruption-free Tripura: BJP chief JP Nadda
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 07:28 AM
Tripura first state to go to polls this year
Tripura is the first state to go to the polls this year. While polling for Nagaland and Meghalaya assemblies will be held on February 27, five more states face elections this year in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 07:25 AM
Lowdown of parties contesting Tripura polls
The BJP is contesting on 55 seats, and its ally IPFT six . But both allies have fielded candidates in the Ampinagar constituency in Gomati district.
The Left is contesting on 47 and Congress 13, respectively. Of the total 47 seats, the CPM will contest 43 seats while the Forward Bloc, Communist Party of India ( CPI) and Revolutionary Socialist Party ( RSP) will contest one seat each.
The TMC has fielded nominees in 28 constituencies.
Apart from that, there are 58 Independent aspirants in the fray
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 07:18 AM
Former CM Manik Sarkar to cast his vote at 10-10:30 am
Former Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar will cast his vote at 10-10.30 am.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 07:13 AM
CM Manik Saha, state BJP president to cast their vote between 8 and 8:30 am
Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha will case and state BJP president Rajib Bhattacharya would cast their votes from 8-8:30 am.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 06:57 AM
TMC is contesting in how many seats?
Trinamool Congress is contesting 28 seats and there are 58 independent candidates.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 06:55 AM
Tripura to witness multi-cornered contest in 60 assembly seats shortly
A total of 259 candidates, including 20 women, are in the fray. The counting of votes will be done on March 2.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 06:51 AM
25 contestants from Congress, Left and BJP have criminal cases against them
Nine out of 43 Left candidates, seven out of 13 Congress candidates and nine out of 55 BJP candidates have criminal cases against them.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 06:41 AM
Top BJP leaders campaigned in state
Starting from Prime Minster Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to BJP president J P Nadda, top leaders from the party campaigned in Tripura in a bid to continue its hold in state assembly for the second consecutive term.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 06:35 AM
In pictures: Last minute preparation at polling booths as voting to start from 7 am
Visuals from polling booths are coming in as news agency ANI shared images from polling booth 16
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 06:22 AM
TIPRA Motha – a political party for tribals; draws much attention this election
Founded by Pradyot Debbarma of the erstwhile royal family, Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) Motha came into being as a social organisation to push for the rights of indigeneous people living in Tripura that represents 31% of state's total population. Formed after Debbarma's resignation as Congress leader, Motha first made strides in winning the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous Development Council (TTAADC) polls in April 2021.
The BJP and Congress tried to ally with Tipra Motha but Debbarman chose to contest alone after failing to get any concrete assurances over a separate Greater Tipraland state. Debbarma quit the Congress in 2019 and has sought a new state also encompassing areas where Tripuris reside in Assam, Mizoram, and even Bangladesh.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 05:11 AM
Four hundred companies of central armed paramilitary forces to monitor poll battle
Four hundred companies of central armed paramilitary forces have been summoned to monitor the polling process, election commission officials said.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:30 AM
Ruling BJP won 36 seats in 2018 Tripura assembly election
BJP won 36 seats in the assembly. The party got 43.59 per cent of the votes. The CPI (M) won 16 seats with 42.22 per cent vote share. The IPFT won eight seats and Congress could not open its account.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 04:07 AM
Tripura's first woman Union minister Pratima Bhoumik to contest poll from Dhanpur constituency
The BJP has fielded Union Minister Pratima Bhoumik from Dhanpur constituency, news agency ANI reported. Bhoumik is the first woman from Tripura and second woman from the Northeast to become a Union minister.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 03:28 AM
Tripura CM Manik Saha to contest from Town Borodowali
Tripura chief minister Manik Saha is contesting the polls from Town Borodowali. Congress has fielded Ashish Kumar Saha against him. Manik Saha replaced Biplab Kumar Deb as CM in May last year.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 02:38 AM
A look at last Tripura assembly poll
The BJP created a record in 2018 by ousting the Left Front government which ruled Tripura for 35 years from 1978. The state will go to the polls today for its 60-member assembly.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:59 AM
'BJP is trying to spread fear in Tripura…': Congress ahead of poll
"The voting will take place tomorrow. A Congress delegation came here for meeting the Election Commission. We complained about several incidents, where people and even Congress workers were attacked and threatened. BJP is trying to spread an atmosphere of terror. We have put forward all those incidents in front of the ECI," said Congress MP Mukul Wasnik to news agency ANI, ahead of polls.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:14 AM
Tripura assembly poll: Top updates on 3-cornered contest
The election commission has made all preparations for violence-free polling on the 60 assembly segments in Tripura that will vote on Thursday, a state election official said.
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 12:28 AM
Tripura: 58 independent candidates to contest poll battle
The CPI(M) is contesting in 47 seats while Congress fielded candidates in 13 seats. Trinamool Congress is also in the race and is contesting in 28 constituencies. Tipra Motha fielded candidates in 42 seats. There are 58 independent candidates.
Wed, 15 Feb 2023 11:56 PM
20 women among 259 candidates to contest Tripura poll
Of all 259 candidates, 20 women are contesting in the state assembly poll.
Wed, 15 Feb 2023 11:19 PM
Tripura assembly election 28.13 lakh voters including 13.98 lakh women eligible to vote
The polling will begin at 7 am across 3,337 polling stations including 1,100 classified as sensitive and 28 as critical. A total of 28.13 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes, including 13.98 lakh women. In all, 259 candidates are in the fray.
Wed, 15 Feb 2023 10:53 PM
Live recording of polling stations through webcast
A mega control room has been set up in the District Magistrate (DM) office to improve the security system on the day of the election. West Tripura's DM Debapriya Bardhan told ANI, "From this control room we can monitor every polling station to conduct a free and transparent election."
Wed, 15 Feb 2023 10:32 PM
Tipra Motha makes Tripura polls 3-cornered contest
The emergence of Tipra Motha appears to have made the February 16 assembly polls a three-cornered fight. The party won the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous Development Council (TTAADC) polls in April 2021. The BJP and Congress tried to ally with Tipra Motha but Pradyot Debbarma chose to contest alone after failing to get any concrete assurances over a separate Greater Tipraland state.
Wed, 15 Feb 2023 10:19 PM
BJP will come back to power with a bigger majority: Manik Saha
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Tripura chief minister Manik Saha said, "We secured 36 seats and our ally IPFT got eight seats in the 2018 assembly polls and came to power. This time, we are coming back with bigger majority." Read edited excerpts of the interview here
Wed, 15 Feb 2023 10:08 PM
Prohibitory order imposed across Tripura, borders sealed
As part of the precautionary measures, prohibitory order has already been imposed across the state and it will remain in force till 6 am on February 17. The international and inter-state boundaries have also been sealed to prevent trouble mongers from entering the state.
Wed, 15 Feb 2023 09:59 PM
Voting to be held under tight security between 7am-4 pm
Polling for 60 assembly seats will be held under tight security between 7 am and 4 pm at 3,337 polling stations, out of which 1,100 were identified as sensitive and 28 as critical.