Agartala, Mar 3: The results of Tripura Assembly election 2018 will be declared today. 59 of the 60 seats including Simna, Mohanpur, Bamutia, Barjala and Khayerpur of Tripura Assembly went to polls on February 18. Counting of votes for Tripura Assembly election results began 8 am. The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) had won Simna, Bamutia, Barjala and Khayerpur seats in 2013 polls, while the Congress had bagged Mohanpur seat in the last polls. Catch live updates on election results of Simna, Mohanpur, Bamutia, Barjala and Khayerpur constituency here. Also Read - BJP Ally IPFT Demands Separate State For Tribals of Tripura
In Simna, the CPI-M candidate fielded incumbent MLA Pranab Debbarma against Congress’s nominee Phani Lal Debbarma and Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) candidate Brishaketu Debbarma. In Mohanpur, sitting Congress MLA Ratan Lal Nath quit his party is now contesting as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate. Congress candidate Dilip Kumar Ghosh and CPI-M’s Subashchandra Debnath are also in the fray. To retain the Bamutia seat, the CPI-M banked on sitting legislator Haricharan Sarkar, who fought against Congress’s Swapanananda Das and BJP candidate Krishnadhan Das. Also Read - BJP Dislodges 25-year Left Rule in Tripura; CM Manik Sarkar Submits Resignation to Governor
4:00 PM Update: BJP’s Ratan Chakraborty wins in Khayerpur constituency. Also Read - Tripura Assembly Election 2018: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sweeps the State, Twitterati Hails the Party for its Historic Win
4:00 PM Update: BJP’s Dilip Kumar Das wins in Barjala constituency.
3:49 PM Update: BJP’s Krishnadhan Das wins in Bamutia.
3:07 PM Update: In Simna, IPFT candidate Brishaketu Debbarma wins.
2:40 PM Update: BJP’s Ratan Lal wins Mohanpur constituency.
12:22 PM Update: BJP’s Ratan Chakraborty has secured a massive lead in Khayerpur constituency.
12:20 PM Update: BJP’s Dilip Kumar Das is ahead in Barjala constituency.
12:19 PM Update: BJP’s Ratan Lal is leading in Mohanpur constituency.
12:17 PM Update: In Simna, the CPI-M candidate fielded incumbent MLA Pranab Debbarma.
12:17 PM Update: BJP candidate Krishnadhan Das is leading in Bamutia.
10:33 AM Update: Tripura Elections Results Live Updates: Numbers have changed. As per reports, the BJP+IPFT combine is now leading on 31 seats, whereas the CPI-M is ahead in 24 constituencies.
10:12 AM Update: The CPI-M has crossed halfway mark and got lead on 32 seats, whereas the BJP-IPFT combine is ahead in 27 constituencies.
8:30 AM Update: In Mohanpur constituency, BJP’s Ratan Lal is leading.
In Barjala, the contest is between sitting MLA and CPI-M candidate Jhumu Sarkar, BJP’s Dilip Kumar Das, Congress’s nominee Dipak Das and Trinamool Congress’s Utpal Das. The seat was won by Congress’s Jitendra Sarkar in 2013 polls. However, in the bye-election in 2016, CPI-M’s Jhumu Sarkar became an MLA from Barjala. Khayerpur saw an electoral fight between CPI-M candidate Pabitra Kar, Congress’s Sukhamay Saha and BJP’s Ratan Chakraborty. The seat was earlier won by Kar.