The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday elected MP Manik Saha as their legislature party leader after Biplab Kumar Deb resigned earlier in the day.
The Saha's election was confirmed in a post on Twitter by Union minister Bhupender Yadav, who was appointed as observer for the election of the legislature party leader along with Vinod Tawde.
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
In an unexpected move, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigned on Saturday. He made the announcement after meeting the governor and submitting his resignation at the Raj Bhavan in Agartala.
"Party wants me to work to strengthen the organisation", says Biplab Deb after resigning as Tripura CM.
According to sources, the BJP legislature party in Tripura will meet later on Saturday to elect its new leader to succeed Biplab Kumar Deb as chief minister.
Senior BJP leaders Bhupender Yadav and Vinod Tawde have been appointed as observers for the election of the legislature party leader, they said.
Union Minister Yadav and the party's national general secretary Tawde are already in Tripura and will attend the legislature party meeting.
Besides them, the party's state incharge Vinod Sonkar will attend the meeting, they said.