BJP’s Manik Saha to take oath as Tripura CM in presence of PM Modi today
Tripura CM Swearing-in Ceremony: Manik Saha, chief minister-designate of Tripura, and his council of ministers will take the oath of office and secrecy in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda have already arrived in Tripura to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of the BJP-led government.
“Manik Saha will take oath as chief minister of the state on Vivekananda grounds for the second time. The prime minister will participate in the program,” said Subrata Chakraborty, chief spokesman of the BJP Tripura unit.
PM Modi is scheduled to arrive here from Guwahati around 10am.
“This is the first time in three decades that an anti-leftist government has retained power in the northeastern state. We hope that the BJP 2.0 government will meet the aspirations of the people,” said Chakraborty.
In 1988, the Congress-TUJS defeated the left in the border state and formed the government, but lost to the communists in 1993
Saha was unanimously elected leader of the BJP Legislative Party on Monday and will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tripura at the Vivekananda Ground on Wednesday.
The BJP had won 32 seats in the 60-member Tripura Assembly, while its alliance partner IPFT had won one seat in the recently concluded elections.
(With PTI input)
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