Hours after Biplab Kumar Deb resigned as Tripura chief minister in an unprecedented transfer, Dr Manik Saha was on Saturday appointed as the brand new CM of the state which fits to polls subsequent yr. Saha — a dentist by occupation — was elected as a Rajya Sabha MP simply final month and can be the Tripura state president of the BJP.
Deb congratulated Saha after the latter was elected because the BJP legislative get together chief. “Congratulations and best wishes to @DrManikSaha2 ji on being elected as the legislature party leader. I believe under PM Shri @narendramodi Ji’s vision and leadership Tripura will prosper,” Deb tweeted.
With the state scheduled to face Assembly elections early subsequent yr, the transfer by Deb got here as a shock to many, with even ministers in his Cabinet admitting that that they had no prior indication that he would accomplish that.
Deb made the announcement after assembly the governor on the Raj Bhavan in Agartala.
“Party is above all. I am a loyal worker of the BJP. I hope I have done justice to the responsibilities that were given to me — whether it was BJP state president or Tripura chief minister. I have worked for the overall development of Tripura, and to ensure peace for the people of the state,” Deb instructed reporters.
“The 2023 election is coming, and the party wants a responsible organiser to take charge of the affairs here. A government can only be formed if the organisation is strong. After the elections, someone will obviously become the chief minister,” he added.
Deb had gone to New Delhi on Thursday and met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda for a confabulation on the get together’s affairs within the Northeastern state. “The party wants me to work to strengthen the organisation,” stated the outgoing chief minister.”
The individuals desire a long-term BJP authorities right here, if an individual like me works for the organisation, clearly it’s going to assist the trigger,” he stated.
Deb was appointed the chief minister after the BJP stormed to energy in 2018, ending 25 years of Left Front rule.There have been rumours of infighting throughout the BJP’s state unit.
The BJP had earlier reposed religion on Deb regardless of a sequence of protests from get together colleagues — slogans of ‘Biplab Hatao, Tripura Bachao’ had been raised throughout a go to of the get together’s nationwide observer Vinod Sonkar at Agartala – and visits of BJP legislators to Delhi to complain about his means of dealing with issues, amongst different points.
Former well being minister within the Biplab Deb cupboard, Sudip Roy Barman, was dropped from his place, purportedly due to a feud with the CM. Roy Barman finally left BJP with one other MLA Ashish Kumar Saha and joined Congress in January this yr.
Biplab Kumar Deb contested within the Tripura Assembly elections for the primary time in 2018 and have become MLA from Banamalipur Assembly constituency at Agartala with a margin of 9,549 votes and was chosen as chief minister for BJP’s debut stint in Tripura.