Tripura Legislative Assembly
It was in October 1949 when Tripura became a Part `Cí State of India. With effect from November 1956, Tripura started to function as a Union Territory along with an Advisory Committee. A Territorial Council was established in Tripura on 15 August 1957 with 30 elected candidates and 2 members nominated by the Indian Government. On 01.07.1963, the Tripura Territorial Council was dissolved as it was replaced by the Tripura Legislative Assembly along with its Council of Ministers.
Tripura got the recognition of a state of India on 21.01.1972 under the North Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Act of 1971. The Tripura Legislative Assembly is a unicameral body and it is run by 60 members. The tenure is five years unless and until it is dissolved earlier. The assembly summons the house four times a year. The administrative functions of the assembly are carried out by the members of 14 committees.
The last Assembly Election in Tripura was held in February 2008. The state elected 60 legislators. The poll was conducted on February 23, 2008 and the result was declared on March 07, 2008. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) which was headed by Manik Sarkar won the maximum number of seats in the house. CPI(M) could manage 46 seats while Congress was left behind with only 10 seats. 20, 36,980 people casted votes for the 2008 Tripura Legislative Assembly Election.
The 2003 Tripura Assembly Election had similar results. Communist Party of India (Marxist) has proved its influence and power over the state. The party won 38 seats in the 2003 assembly poll and Congress ended up with only 13 seats. The 1998 poll result was not at all different from the mentioned ones. CPI(M ) was in a leading position with 44 seats in the house. It was followed by INC with 10 seats. It is quite evident from the past assembly poll results that Congress is the major competitor of CPI(M) though it could not manage to win the past few assembly elections. CPI(M) usually gets quite a large number of seats compared to Congress.