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BJP’s Manik Saha Made Tripura Chief Minister A 12 months Earlier than Elections


Mr Saha is a dentist by occupation and was elected as a Rajya Sabha MP simply final month.

New Delhi:

Hours after the resignation of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a sudden political twist, the BJP appointed Dr Manik Saha as his alternative only a 12 months forward of meeting polls within the state. Mr Saha, who’s a dentist by occupation, was elected as a Rajya Sabha MP simply final month and can be the Tripura state president of the BJP.

After a hurriedly known as BJP legislature get together assembly, Mr Deb introduced Mr Saha’s title and stated he would lengthen cooperation to the brand new Chief Minister. Minister Ram Prasad Paul protested the proposal, which led to a combat amongst MLAs. Mr Paul additionally broke a number of chairs earlier than the scenario was calmed. A video of him screaming and banging a chair on the bottom has surfaced.

Mr Paul reportedly needed deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma, a member of the erstwhile Tripura royal household, as the subsequent Chief Minister of the state.

A piece of BJP MLAs is miffed claiming they weren’t consulted and the central management made the choice arbitrarily. 

Senior BJP leaders Bhupender Yadav and Vinod Tawde have been observers for the election of the legislature get together chief.

“I used to be a typical employee of the get together and can proceed to be to be so,” Mr Saha informed reporters after being named the subsequent Chief Minister.

The 69-year-old dental surgeon-turned-politician was on March 31 elected to Rajya Sabha within the lone seat of the BJP-ruled northeastern state.

Dr Saha, a professor and head of the division of the Tripura Medical Faculty and BR Ambedkar Memorial Instructing Hospital in Agartala, joined the BJP in 2016. He’s additionally the president of the Tripura Cricket Affiliation.

In 2021, Mr Saha, an in depth affiliate of the outgoing Chief Minister Deb, turned the president of the Tripura BJP Pradesh committee. 

Mr Deb on Saturday stated he has submitted his resignation to Governor SN Arya, including that the get together desires him to “work to strengthen the organisation”. He made the announcement after assembly the Governor on the Raj Bhavan.

“Celebration is above all. I’m a loyal employee of the BJP. I hope I’ve performed justice to the duties that got to me — whether or not it was BJP state president or Tripura Chief Minister. I’ve labored for the general growth of Tripura, and to make sure peace for the individuals of the state,” Mr Deb informed reporters.

“To strengthen the bottom of BJP within the state, I must work on the grassroots stage in varied sectors. I ought to work as a typical Karyakarta (get together employee) somewhat than being within the place of Chief Minister to type BJP authorities once more within the coming Meeting elections,” he stated.

Biplab Deb took to Twitter to congratulate his successor and stated Tripura will prosper below PM Modi’s “imaginative and prescient and management”.

“Congratulations and greatest needs to @DrManikSaha2 ji on being elected because the legislature get together chief.

I imagine below PM Shri @narendramodi Ji’s imaginative and prescient and management Tripura will prosper,” he tweeted.

The get together’s arch-rival within the state, Trinamool Congress, launched a blistering assault on Mr Deb saying even the BJP bosses are “fed up together with his incompetence”. The Mamata Banerjee-led get together has not too long ago put loads of power to make an entry into the Bengali majority border state, resulting in frequent clashes with the ruling BJP.

Mr Deb had gone to New Delhi on Thursday and met Union House Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda for a dialogue on the get together’s affairs within the Northeastern state.

“The get together desires me to work to strengthen the organisation,” stated the outgoing chief.

The resignation follows reviews of infighting inside the BJP’s state unit.



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