Agartala, Mar 3: The results for the Tripura Assembly Elections 2018 will be declared on March 3, today. The counting of votes began at 8 AM on Saturday. Voting for 59 out of 60-Assembly constituencies of Tripura was held on February 18 in single-phase and 91.54 per cent voter turnout was recorded. Polling in the Charilam constituency was countermanded due to the death of CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma ahead of the election. Nalchar (SC), Sonamura, Dhanpur, Ramchandraghat (ST) and Khowai Assembly seats went to polls on the same day. The results of Nalchar (SC), Sonamura, Dhanpur, Ramchandraghat (ST) and Khowai Assembly seats will be announced today. The seats are being contested by 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 - 9 PM 9 Minutes: TMC Leader Warns Against Switching Off Lights, BJP Calls it Intimidation Tactic

7:30 PM: Manik Sarkar of CPM and Shyamal Chakraborty of CPM have won from Dhanpur and Sonamura, respectively. Also Read - What Next? Govt Must Spell Out Future Plan Post 21-day Lockdown to Avoid Chaos, Says Congress



6:14 PM: Nalchar has been won by BJP’s Subhash Chandra Das whereas, Manik Sarkar of CPM is leading from Dhanpur and CPM’s Shyamal Chakraborty is ahead from Sonamura. Also Read - 'Light a Diya of Reason, Not Superstition', Congress' Kapil Sibal Mocks PM Modi's Appeal to Nation

3:14 PM: Khowai has been won by Nirmal Biswas of CPI(M) against BJP’s Amit Rakshit and Ramchandraghat has been bagged by Prasanta Debbarma of IPFT against Padma Kumar 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.

8:28 AM: As per the early trends, Left is leading on 6 seats. On the other hand, the BJP+ is ahead in six seats.

8.20 AM: The counting of votes began at 8 AM today for Tripura Assembly Elections 2018. As per the latest trends, CPI (M) candidate and Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is leading from Dhanpur seat.

Nalchar (SC)

Nalchar (SC), constituency number 21 in Tripura, was won by Tapan Chandra Das of the CPI(M) against Uttar Das of the Indian National Congress (INC) in 2013 Tripura Assembly Elections. It is reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. In Tripura Assembly Elections 2018, the seat is being contested by Tapan Das of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M), Subhash Chandra Das of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rakesh Das of the Indian National Congress (INC).

Sonamura

Sonamura, constituency number 22, is currently held by CPI(M)’s Shyamal Chakraborty. He had won it against INC’s Subal Bhowmik in 2013 Tripura Assembly Elections. In Tripura Assembly Elections 2018, the seat will witness a tough contest between Shyamal Chakraborty of Communist Party of India (Marxist), Subal Bhowmik of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Majibur Islam Majumder of the Indian National Congress (INC). The result of the seat will be declared today.

Dhanpur

Dhanpur, constituency number 23, was won by CPI(M)’s Manik Sarkar against INC’s Shah Alam in 2013 Tripura Assembly Elections. The seat will witness a tough contest between Manik Sarkar of Communist Party of India (Marxist), Pratima bhowmik of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Lakshmi Nag of the Indian National Congress (INC) in Tripura Assembly Elections 2018. Dhanpur went to polls on February 18 and the results will be announced today .

Ramchandraghat (ST)

Ramchandraghat (ST), constituency number 24, is currently held by CPI(M)’s Padma Kumar Debbarma. He had won it against Independent candidate Animesh Debbarma in 2013 Tripura Assembly elections. For Tripura Assembly Elections 2018, the CPI(M) has announced Padma Debbarma as its candidate whereas, Congress has fielded Tarani Mohan Debbarma from the seat. Ramchandraghat (ST) witnessed polling on February 18 and the results will be declared on March 3. The seat is reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates.

Khowai

Khowai, constituency number 25, was won by Samir Debsarkar of the CPI(M) against INC’s Dipak Majumdar in 2013. Khowai bye-elections were held following the death of the sitting MLA Samir Deb in 2016. The seat was then won Biswajit Datta of the CPI(M) against Manoj Das of TMC. In Tripura Assembly Elections 2018, Biswajit Datta will fight on CPI(M) ticket against Amit Rakhsit of the BJP and Ajoy Ch Das of the Congress. The results will be announced today.

In February 2013, the CPI (M) had won 49 out of the 60 assembly seats whereas, the Congress won 10 seats in single-phased Tripura Assembly Elections.