New Delhi: BJP Tripura chief and Rajya Sabha MP Manik Saha has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Tripura on Saturday, May 14. This comes after Biplab Kumar Deb tendered his resignation today afternoon. Mr Saha, who is a dentist by profession, was elected as a Rajya Sabha MP just last month and is also the Tripura state president of the BJP.
Biplab Deb took to Twitter to congratulate his successor and said “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,” he tweeted.
Congratulations and best wishes to @DrManikSaha2 ji on being elected as the legislature party leader.
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— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) May 14, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Union Minister and BJP central observer Bhupender Yadav tweeted in Hindi, “Many congratulations to Shri @DrManikSaha2 ji for being elected the leader of Tripura BJP Legislature Party. I am sure that Tripura will reach new heights of development under the guidance and leadership of respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji.”
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
Earlier in the day, Deb said he had resigned to strengthen the base of the party in Tripura.
“To strengthen the base of BJP in the state, I need to work on grassroot level in various sectors. I should work as a common Karyakarta (party worker) rather than being in the position of CM to form BJP govt again in the coming Assembly elections,” he said.
“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,” he added.
“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 further said.