Agartala. Manik Saha took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tripura.
Let us tell you that in a sudden political development, outgoing Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from his post on Saturday. Party sources have not yet clarified whether Saha will take oath alone or whether a new minister will take oath along with him.
69-year-old Saha, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Tripura’s lone seat on March 31, was on Saturday elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party, following which he met Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya and received a letter of support from party legislators. With the handing over, staked claim to form the government.
Saha, a father of two daughters, is to be elected to the assembly within the next six months. Declaring Saha’s name for the top post after a hurriedly convened BJP legislature party meeting, Deb said he would extend full cooperation to the new chief minister.
Saha, Professor at Tripura Medical College, Agartala, and B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Teaching Hospital, as well as the President of Tripura Cricket Association. He had joined BJP in 2015.
Saha, a close aide of outgoing Chief Minister Deb, became the president of Tripura BJP State Committee in 2021.
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