AGARTALA- The BJP named state president and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Manik Saha as the new Chief Minister of Tripura after Biplab Kumar Deb submitted his resignation to Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya at the Raj Bhawan in Agartala on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting at the Chief Minister’s official residence, Dr Manik Saha said: “I was given the responsibility of the state president. I worked. Now, I’ve been named the leader of the legislative party. The CM proposed my name, everyone supported.”
“Congratulations to Shri @DrManikSaha2 on being elected the leader of BJP Legislative Party. I am sure with the guidance of honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi and under your leadership, Tripura will scale new heights in terms of development,” union minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted.
श्री @DrManikSaha2 जी को त्रिपुरा भाजपा विधायक दल का नेता चुने जाने की बहुत-बहुत बधाई। मुझे पूर्ण विश्वास है कि आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी के मार्गदर्शन और आपके नेतृत्व में त्रिपुरा विकास की नई ऊंचाइयों पर पहुँचेगा।#Tripura pic.twitter.com/b6qKAKPd5m
— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) May 14, 2022
The elections to the 60-member Tripura Assembly will be held next year. The BJP had come to power in 2018 by ending the 25-year-long rule of CPM-led Left Front government in the state. This time, it is facing a challenge from the Trinamool Congress which had gained the third largest vote share in the civic polls held last year.