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Tripura BJP President Dr Manik Saha to be sworn-in as Chief Minister of state today

Tripura BJP President Dr Manik Saha will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of the state today.

Tripura BJP President Dr Manik Saha to be sworn-in as Chief Minister of state today
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Tripura BJP President Dr Manik Saha will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of the state today. The incumbent Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from his post yesterday.

Dr Saha, a Rajya Sabha MP from Tripura, was elected leader of the BJP legislative party yesterday. He met Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya and staked claim to form the government.

A Dental surgeon-turned-politician, 69-year old Saha has to be elected to the state Assembly within the next six months. In 2021, Dr Saha became the President of Tripura BJP.

The Assembly elections in Tripura Assembly is due in January-February next year.

After resigning from the CM's post, Biplab Deb said that for the interest of the party and considering the Assembly elections due next year, he resigned from the Chief Minister's post.

Mr Deb had became the Chief Minister on March 9, 2018 after the BJP-IPFT alliance came to power by defeating the Left Front in the Assembly elections, ending the latter's 25-year rule.

Sources reports that Dental surgeon-turned-politician Dr. Manik Saha who is the lone MP Rajya Sabha from Tripura and also Tripura BJP's state President was announced for the post of new Chief Minister by the outgoing CM Biplab Kumar Deb after resigning his post yesterday afternoon.

Officials and party sources said that few other MLAs likely to take oath as ministers along with the new Chief Minister.

Mr. Saha, 69, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha from the lone seat of Tripura on March 31, on Saturday elected as the BJP legislature party leader and then met Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya and staked claim to form the government with the letter of support from the party legislatures.

Dr. Saha has to be elected to the state assembly within the next six months. Saha, also a professor at the Tripura Medical College and B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Teaching Hospital in Agartala, as well as the President of the Tripura Cricket Association, joined the BJP in 2015.

In 2021, Saha, a close associate of outgoing Chief Minister Deb, became the President of the Tripura BJP Pradesh Committee.

The election to the 60-member Tripura assembly is due in January-February next year.

After resigning from the CM's post, Deb, also a former state BJP president, said that for the interest of the party and considering the Assembly elections due next year, he resigned from the Chief Minister's post.

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