Guwahati: Altogether eleven MLAs – nine from the BJP and two from the IPFT – took oath as the cabinet ministers of Tripura on Monday morning at Raj Bhawan in Agartala.
The newly appointed Tripura chief minister Manik Saha earlier on Sunday submitted the list of cabinet ministers to take the oaths of office and secrecy to the Governor of Tripura Satyadeo Narain Arya.
According to reports, all the ministers of the Biplab Kumar Deb cabinet, except for Mevar Kumar Jamatia of IPFT, found a place in the new cabinet.
Governor SN Arya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the cabinet ministers at a programme in Raj Bhavan in the presence of Chief Minister Manik Saha, former chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and other dignitaries.
Notably, Jishnu Dev Varma, NC Debbarma (IPFT), Ratan Lal Nath, Pranajit Singha Roy, Manoj Kanti Deb, Santana Chakma, Ram Prasad Paul, Bhagaban Das, Sushanta Chowdhury, Rampada Jamatia and Prem Kumar Reang (IPFT) took oath as the cabinet ministers of the state.
A day earlier, Manik took charge as the Chief Minister of the state in the presence of Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya at the Raj Bhawan in Agartala.
Sources said the central leadership has given Saha the responsibility of chief minister in order to strengthen the party.
The newly appointed Chief Minister Manik Saha left the Congress party in 2016 and joined the BJP. He was then appointed party president in the year 2020.