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Biplab Kumar Deb resigns as CM; Manik Saha to be new Tripura chief minister

I have wholeheartedly served my state and will always work for the betterment of my state, Biplab Kumar Deb said while tweeting about his resignation.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 15 May 2022, 5:08 pm

(PHOTO: Twitter)
(PHOTO: Twitter)

 

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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday resigned as from his post, a year ahead of the the state assembly elections. Tripura state BJP president Manik Saha has been elected as the legislature party leader hours after, Biplab Kumar Deb - the first BJP chief minister in Tripura - tendered his resignation.  Saha is set to be the new chief minister to replace Biplab Kumar Deb.

Manik Saha, who is currently a Rajya Sabha MP, will take oath as the new CM of Tripura on Sunday.

"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," Biplab Kumar tweeted.

Deb, who tendered his resignation to governor Satyadeo Narain Arya, tweeted "I thank Central leadership & people of Tripura for giving me the responsibility to serve Tripura as a Chief Minister. I have wholeheartedly served my State & will always work for the betterment of my State. Tripura shall definitely march ahead in the path of devt. Jai Hind."

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Tripura will go to polls in March 2023. 

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First published:14 May 2022, 2:35 pm

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