Agartala, Mar 3: The counting of votes for the Tripura Assembly Elections 2018 began at 8 AM today. Voting for 59 out of 60-Assembly constituencies of Tripura was held in single-phase on February 18 and 91.54 per cent voter turnout was recorded. Polling was countermanded in the Charilam constituency due to the death of CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma ahead of the election. Asharambari (ST), Kalyanpur-Pramodenagar, Teliamura, Krishnapur (ST) and Bagma (ST) Assembly seats went to polls on the same day. The results of Asharambari (ST), Kalyanpur-Pramodenagar, Teliamura, Krishnapur (ST) and Bagma (ST) Assembly seats will be announced today, March 3. The seats will witness a tough contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Indian National Congress (INC) in Tripura Assembly Elections 2018. The term of current Tripura Assembly ends on March 14. Also Read - More Nuanced, Compassionate Approach Required to Deal With Crisis: Rahul Gandhi on Lockdown
7:11 PM: BJP’s Kalyani Roy has won from Teliamura. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: 22 Rebel Congress MLAs Join BJP, Day After Kamal Nath's Resignation as Chief Minister
6:14 PM: Kalyanpur-Pramodenagar has been won by Pinaki Das Chowdhury of BJP, Krishnapur has been won by Autul Debbarma of BJP and Bagma has been won by Ram Pada Jamatia of BJP. Meanwhile, BJP’s Kalyani Roy is leading from Teliamura. Also Read - 'Just a Short Rest,' Madhya Pradesh Congress Predicts Kamal Nath to be Back as Chief Minister Soon
3:12 PM: Asharambari has been won by Mevar Kr Jamatia of IPFT against Aghore Deb Barma of CPI(M).
11:44 AM: This is a revolutionary result, all due to the blessings of Tripura Sundari Mata and people of the state and the hard work of PM Modi and party workers, says Ram Madhav of BJP
10:15 AM: Trends are encouraging, I am hopeful and confident that BJP will form the Govt in Tripura, says Himanta Biswa Sarma of BJP
10:03 AM: CPI’s Brinda Karat is confident of win. “We are very confident, let more rounds of counting complete, our leads are going to get much bigger,” she said.
9:41 AM: It’s neck-and-neck in Tripura between Left and the BJP+. Both are leading on 28 seats whereas, others are ahead on one.
9:27 AM: In Tripura, Left is ahead of the BJP+. The party has gained lead on 27 seats whereas, the BJP+ is leading on 25 seats.
9:10 AM: Left has again gained lead in Tripura. The BJP+ is ahead on 20 seats whereas, the Left is leading on 25 seats.
9:00 AM: Trends of 40 seats are out. On 21 seats BJP+ is leading whereas, the Congress is ahead on 2 and the Left on 17 seats.
8:44 AM: BJP+ has turned tables. It is leading on 22 seats whereas, Left is ahead on 16 seats. Congress is trailing with lead on one seat.
8:44 AM: The early trends suggest that the Left is leading on 16 seats and the BJP+ is ahead on 8 seats whereas, the Congress leads on one.
8:37 AM: The Congress is leading on one seat in Tripura. Counting of votes began at 8 AM today. The results are expected to be declared around afternoon.
8:33 AM: In Tripura, the trends on 19 seats are out – the Left is leading on 10 seats whereas, the BJP is ahead on 9 seats.
8:00 AM: Counting of votes for Tripura Assembly Elections 2018 began at 8 AM. As per the early trends, Left is leading on 6 seats. On the other hand, the BJP+ is ahead in six seats.
Asharambari (ST), constituency number 26, is reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled tribes. The seat was won by CPI(M) candidates Aghore Debbarma in 2013 Tripura Assembly Elections. He had defeated INPT’s Amiya Kumar Debbarma. For Tripura Assembly Elections 2018 Aghore Debbarma has been fielded by CPI(M) from the seat, whereas the Congress and the Tipraland State Party (TSP) have fielded Surendar Debbarma and Dilip Kumar Munda, respectively. The results of Asharambari (ST) Assembly seat will be announced today.
Kalyanpur-Pramodenagar, constituency number 27, went to polls on February 18 and the results will be announced today. It is currently held by CPI(M)’s Manindra Chandra Das who had won it against Kajal Chandra Das of the INC in 2013 Tripura Assembly Elections. The Congress has fielded Bikram Kishore Singh for Tripura Assembly Elections 2018, whereas, the BJP and CPI(M) have fielded Pinaki Das Chowdhury and Manindra Das. Monornjan Debbarma will fight elections on TSP ticket.
Teliamura, constituency number 28, is currently held by CPI(M)’s Gouri Das. She had defeated INC’s Gourisankar Roy in 2013 Tripura Assembly elections. In Tripura Assembly Elections 2018, a tough contest is foreseen between Gouri Das of CPI(M), Kalyani Roy, Nitya Gopal Rudra Pal, Chnita Kr. Debbarma of BJP, Congress and TSP, respectively. The seat went to polls on February 18 and the results will be announced today.
Krishnapur (ST), constituency number 29, is reserved for scheduled tribes candidates. It is currently held by Khagendra Jamatia of the CPI(M) who had defeated INC’s Sabda Kumar Jamatia in 2013 Tripura Assembly elections. In Tripura Assembly elections 2018, the seat will see contest between Khagendra Jamatia of CPI(M) and Saratal Jamatia of Congress. The results will be announced today.
Bagma (ST), constituency number 30, was won by CPI(M)’s Naresh Chandra Jamatia in 2013 Tripura Assembly Elections against INPT’s Jyotish Jamatia. The seat is reserved for the candidates from scheduled tribes. In Tripura Assembly elections 2018, it will see competition between Naresh Jamatia of CPI(M), Ram Pada Jamatia of BJP, Ananta Lala Jamatia of Congress. Bagma (ST) went to polls on February 18. It result will be declared on March 3.
The CPI (M) won 49 out of the 60 assembly seats in Tripura Assembly Elections 2013.