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Tripura General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014

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Tripura General Elections 2014 - Voters Turnout
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Tripura Lok Sabha Election 2014 Dates

*Tripura polling dates: 07 April (Phase 1), 12 April (Phase 4)

PC No.PC NameCategoryIssue of NotificationLast Date for filing NominationsScrutiny of NominationsLast date for withdrawal of CandidaturePolling DateCounting of VotesDate before which the election shall be Completed
1Tripura WestGEN14 Mar21 Mar22 Mar24 Mar07 Apr16 May28 May
2Tripura East(ST)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar12 Apr16 May28 May

Tripura is a state located in northeast India. It is the third smallest Indian state area-wise and is home to only 0.3% of India's population, according to the 2011 Census. Bengali and Kokborok are among the most spoken languages in as many as 19 tribes and a few sub-tribes prevalent in the state. It was a princely state during the British rule and became a part of India in 1949. It initially had the status of a Union Territory (UT) but was granted statehood on 21 January 1972.

Member Representation at the Centre

There are two Lok Sabha constituencies in Tripura namely Tripura East and Tripura West. Tripura East is reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes (ST).The state is represented by a single member in the Rajya Sabha.

The state legislature is unicameral and has 60 members. As Tripura is a state under the Sixth Schedule, it has an autonomous district council - The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council. The council deals with various aspects of local governance and development in areas with tribal majority.

Political Parties

The following national parties have their presence in Tripura :
  • Communist Party of India ( Marxist) [CPI(M)]
  • Indian National Congress (INC)
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
The state-level parties active in the state are :
  • All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC)
  • Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT)
  • People's Democratic Front (PDF)
  • National Conference of Tripura (NCT)
  • National Socialist Party of Tripura
  • Tripura Ganatantrik Manch (TGM)

Election History

The political scene of Tripura has been dominated by the CPI(M) and INC. Though the CPI(M) has emerged as the most powerful party in the state in recent times. The INC won the first three assembly elections and was in power from 1963 to 1971 and from 1972 to 1977. From 1977 to 1978 the state witnessed political instability. The short-lived Janata Dal and left coalition government gave two Chief Ministers within a span of eight months. In the elections held in 1978, the CPI(M) came to power for the first time. The Left rule was followed by five years of Congress rule from 1988 to 1993. In the seventh assembly elections held in 1993, CPI(M) emerged victorious and has been in power in the state since then by winning the 8th, 9th and 10th assembly elections as well.

In the elections to the Lok Sabha, Communist Party of India (CPI) won both seats in the 1952 and 1962 elections, while in the 1957 elections CPI and INC won one seat each. INC won both the seats in the 4th Lok Sabha elections held in 1967. In the 5th, 7th and 8th Lok Sabha elections, the CPI(M) claimed both seats while in the 6th Lok Sabha, the seats were divided between INC and Congress for Democracy (CFD) party. The INC won both constituencies in the 9th and 10th Lok Sabha elections. CPI(M) made a comeback in the 11th Lok Sabha elections by winning both seats and has repeated this feat in the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th Lok Sabha elections as well.

Prominent Political Personalities

Elections to the 16th Lok Sabha were held in Tripura on 7 and 12 April 2014. Some important politicians of Tripura who are also members of the parliament are:
  • Khagen Das : He is the convener of the Left Front and was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha. He represented the Tripura West constituency, and was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha as well from the same constituency.

  • Baju Ban Riyan : He is an important leader of the CPI(M) and the present president of the Tripura Rajya Upajati Ganamukti Parishad. He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1980 from the Tripura East constituency and has represented the same constituency six times since then, including in the 15th Lok Sabha.

  • Jharna Das : She represented Tripura in the Rajya Sabha. She is the first Dalit and the second woman to represent her state in the Council of States. She is a politician of the CPI(M) and is a member of the Tripura State Committee of her party.

Famous Politicians
  • Sachindra Lal Singh : He was a leader of the INC and the first Chief Minister of Tripura. He was in power from 1963 to 1971. He became a leader of the Congress for Democracy Party in 1977, and represented his state in the sixth Lok Sabha.

  • Nripen Chakraborty : He is an important leader of the CPI(M). He started his political career in 1957 and was the Chief Minister of the state from 1978 to 1988. He was also the leader of the opposition in the state assembly from 1988 to 1993.

  • Biren Dutta : He is a prominent communist leader of Tripura. He represented the state in the 1st, 3rd and 5th Lok Sabha from the Tripura West constituency.

  • Dasarath Deb : He was a leader of the CPI(M) and Ganamukti Parishad and represented Tripura East constituency in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Lok Sabha. He was the Chief Minister of Tripura from 1993 to 1998 and till date is the only tribal Chief Minister of the state.

  • Manik Sarkar : He is a member of the CPI(M) politburo and has been the Chief Minister of Tripura since 1998. He started his political career as a student leader and joined CPI(M) in 1972. He is the longest serving Chief Minister of the state.

  Election Highlights  
Quick Facts No. of PCs: 2
No. of Polling Days: 2
Polling Dates: 07 April (Phase 1), 12 April (Phase 4)
No. of Polling Stations: 3,095
No. of Polling Station locations: 2,283
Total Electors: 23,79,541 (7th February 2014)
Electors in Age Group 18 to 25 years: 17.9%
Women Electors: 49.04%
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate : Rs.70 lakhs

Tripura Parliamentary Constituency Winners 2009

PC No.PC NameCategoryWinning CandidateGenderPartyTotal Votes
1Tripura WestGENKhagen DasMCPI (M)563799
2Tripura East(ST)Baju Ban RiyanMCPI (M)521084

  Parliamentary Constituency in Tripura  
PC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
1Tripura West2Tripura East

Last Updated on : June 18, 2014




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