Sunday, Sep 19, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Tripura CM-Elect Biplab Deb, Ram Madhav To Personally Meet, Invite Manik Sarkar For Tomorrow's Swearing In Ceremony

PM Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and three chief ministers of BJP-ruled states in the northeastern region would be present at the swearing-in ceremony,

Tripura CM-Elect Biplab Deb, Ram Madhav To Personally Meet, Invite Manik Sarkar For Tomorrow's Swearing In Ceremony
| Photo source: Twitter
Tripura CM-Elect Biplab Deb, Ram Madhav To Personally Meet, Invite Manik Sarkar For Tomorrow's Swearing In Ceremony
outlookindia.com
2018-03-08T19:35:38+05:30

Biplab Deb will be sworn in as the chief minister of Tripura at the Assam Rifles ground in Agartala on Thursday which will usher in the first BJP government in the northeastern state.

BJP leader Ram Madhav and Deb will personally meet and invite outgoing chief minister Manik Sarkar for the ceremony. 

Forty-eight-year-old Deb staked claim to Governor Tathagata Roy on March 6 to form the government in the state. The governor then invited him to do so.

The BJP-Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) combine swept to power in the state last week, ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led Left Front.

The BJP had bagged 35 seats and the IPFT eight in the 60-member House.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari had stated on March 6 that Jishnu Debbarma will be the deputy chief minister.

Debbarma is yet to be elected as an MLA as polling in his Charilam (Scheduled Tribe) constituency was postponed due to the death of the CPI(M) candidate.

The election would now be held on March 12.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and three chief ministers of BJP-ruled states in the northeastern region would be present at the swearing-in ceremony, state BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb said.

"All the chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states and the members of the BJP parliamentary board have been invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony,” he said.

Deb, a long-time RSS volunteer, has been largely credited for the BJP's turnaround in the state.

IPFT president N C Debbarma said the party would get two berths in the new cabinet which was decided at a meeting with BJP leader and the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) chairman Himanta Biswa Sarma.

(Agencies)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Congress Plays Dalit Card In Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi To Take Oath As CM On Monday

Congress Plays Dalit Card In Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi To Take Oath As CM On Monday

Charanjit Singh Channi appointed Chief Minister of Punjab; expected to tap 32 percent Dalit voters of Punjab in the upcoming 2022 assembly elections.

Saudi Foreign Minister In India: Riyadh As Concerned As New Delhi About Stabilising Afghanistan

Saudi Foreign Minister In India: Riyadh As Concerned As New Delhi About Stabilising Afghanistan

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held talks with visiting Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud on Sunday.

CSK Vs MI, IPL 2021, Live Cricket Scores: Trent Boult Rocks Chennai Super Kings

CSK Vs MI, IPL 2021, Live Cricket Scores: Trent Boult Rocks Chennai Super Kings

The UAE leg of IPL 2021 begins with a clash between former champions Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians. Follow live updates here.

Virat Kohli To Step Down As Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain After IPL

Virat Kohli To Step Down As Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain After IPL

The news came just a few days after Virat Kohli announced that he will step down as India's T20 captain after T20 World Cup.

Advertisement