Lok Sabha Elections 2019
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Tripura, one of the eight states in Northeast India, has two seats in the Lok Sabha. In the previous Lok Sabha elections in 2014, the CPI(M) had won both of these seats with a vote share of 64.8 per cent. The Indian National Congress, which stood second with a 15.4 per cent vote sharecould not win either seat.
At the time of the previous general elections in 2014, Tripura had a total of 2,388,822 registered electors, of whom 84.92 per cent, or 2,028,707, exercised their right to franchise across 3,095 polling stations to choose their 2 Members of Parliament from among 25 candidates.
Tripura has 59 Assembly constituencies. In the previous Assembly elections, held in 2018, the Bharatiya Janata Party had emerged as the single largest party here after winning 35 of those seats with a vote share of 43.4 per cent. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) had won 16 seats with 43.2 per cent votes, while the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura bagged eight seats with a vote share of 7.5 per cent. At present, Biplab Kumar Deb of the Bharatiya Janata Party is the chief minister of Tripura.