Tripura, which was given statehood status in 1972, represents two constituencies in the Lok Sabha, Tripura East and Tripura West. Tripura East is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST).
Major political parties in Tripura are CPI(M), INC, CPI.
Out of 60 Assembly constituencies, CPI(M) in 2013 Assembly elections had won 49 seats whereas Congress had won 10 seats and CPI won 1 seat.
The Left Front was in power in the state from 1978 to 1988, and then again from 1993 onwards. During 1988–1993, the Congress and Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti were in a ruling coalition.
For more than a decade, CPI(M) has been winning both the Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Manik Sarkar is the present Chief Minister of the state.
2014 General Elections in the state are scheduled to be held on April 07 and April 12.
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