CM Saha was leading in the Town Bardowali seat by 4,363 votes after six rounds of counting. He has got 12,556, while his nearest rival Asish Kumar Saha of the Congress secured 8,193 votes, as per data provided by the Election Commission.
Incessant rainfall over a number of regions in Assam has left 10,000 people homeless in Tripura since Friday.
"A new state cabinet would be formed in the next two to three days," said BJP senior leader Ratan Lal Nath.
When Saha's name was proposed in the BJP meeting, minister Ram Prasad Paul protested, which led to a scuffle among MLAs, sources told PTI.
It is being perceived as BJP’s ploy to defuse anti-incumbency and internal rivalry ahead of 2023 assembly election.