Guwahati: Tripura BJP chief and MP Manik Saha was sworn in as the chief minister on Sunday after the former chief minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb officially resigned from the post.
Manik took charge as the Chief Minister of the state in the presence of Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya at the Raj Bhawan in Agartala on Sunday.
Manik Saha, who was elected as the new Chief Minister of the state, is a BJP Rajya Sabha MP.
This is not the first incident for the BJP that a Chief Minister had resigned just a few months before the Assembly elections, a similar incident had taken place in Uttarakhand in the month of July last year.
While the Trinamool Congress is preparing to fight a tough battle in the Assembly elections next year, the BJP led by dental professor Manik Saha is also expecting a good result in the upcoming polls.
It is learned that the party’s central leadership handed over the responsibility of Chief Minister to Saha after the ongoing internal conflict between the ex-chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Manik Saha.
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.
He was sent to the Rajya Sabha by the BJP in March this year.