The Congress party in Tripura has won the prestigious Agartala assembly constituency in the by-elections held in the state. 

Senior Tripura Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman has won the by-elections for the Agartala assembly seat. 

Tripura Congress’s Sudip Roy Barman secured a total of 17,241. 

Barman defeated his closest rival – Tripura BJP’s Ashok Sinha by a margin of over 3000 votes. 

Sudip Roy Barman, a former minister in the Biplab Deb-led BJP government in Tripura, had quit the saffron party and re-joined the Congress. 

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After quitting the BJP, Sudip Roy Barman had also resigned as an MLA from the Tripura assembly, thus necessitating by-elections. 

Meanwhile, Tripura chief minister Manik Saha has won the by-elections from the Town Bardowali Assembly constituency.  

Tripura CM Manik Saha won the by-elections by securing a total of 17,181 votes.  

It was the first ever direct elections that the Tripura chief minister had contested.  

Tripura chief minister Manik Saha, a BJP candidate, defeated his nearest rival Ashish Saha of the Congress party to win from the Town Bardowali assembly seat. 

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The by-polls to four assembly constituencies in Tripura were held on June 23.  

The assembly constituencies in Tripura that went to by-elections were: Agartala, Town Bordowali, Surma and Jubarajnagar. 

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