BJP state unit president Manik Saha named Tripura chief minister
Saha was credited for the BJP's victory in all thirteen civic bodies in the polls held in November 2021 in Tripura
After Biplab Deb stepped down as the Tripura chief minister on Saturday, state unit president and Rajya Sabha MP Manik Saha was appointed to the post after a meeting of the legislative party.
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
Saha was credited for the BJP's victory in all thirteen civic bodies in the polls held in November 2021 in Tripura.
Earlier, Deb submitted his resignation to the governor on Saturday a year ahead of the end of his term.
He went to New Delhi and met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday for a confabulation on the party's affairs in the Northeastern state. There have been rumours of infighting within the BJP's state unit.
Deb had become the chief minister of the state after the BJP won the 2018 Tripura polls, ending the 25-year-long rule of the Left Front government.
With input from agencies
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Dr Manik Saha, a maxillofacial surgeon, was a member of the opposition Congress before he joined BJP in 2016
TRB will run the recruitment drive to fill up a total of 300 vacancies in four subjects including Sociology, Economics, Geography and Psychology