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.
Updated 15 May 2022, 5:08 pm
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."
Tripura will go to polls in March 2023.
First published:14 May 2022, 2:35 pm