- The development comes a day after Biplab Kumar Deb had resigned from the post
- Manik Saha is a Rajya Sabha MP and chief of the party in the state
- The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 11:30 am today
Tripura BJP chief Manik Saha is set to take oath as the Chief Minister of the state in Agartala on Sunday. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 11:30 am, at the Raj Bhawan in the city.
The development comes a day after Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from the post.
Dr. Saha, who was chosen by the BJP as the new Chief Minister of Tripura, is a Rajya Sabha MP and chief of the party in the state which will go to the polls by March next year.
A professor of dental surgery, Dr. Saha will be expected to steer the party to victory in the assembly polls amid a multi-cornered contest in the northeastern state where Trinamool Congress is also seeking to emerge as a key player.
Dr. Saha, 69, was named as the leader of the BJP legislature party hours after the resignation of Deb. He will take oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Tripura.
The sudden political development came as a surprise to the people of the state.
Dr. Saha had joined the BJP in 2016 after quitting Congress. He was made party chief in 2020 and elected to Rajya Sabha in March this year.
Meanwhile, Deb resigned from his post in fast-paced political developments in the state that will face polls early next year.
He said after submitting his resignation to State Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya that he had wholeheartedly served the people of the state.
Deb had taken oath as the first Chief Minister of Bharatiya Janata Party in Tripura in 2018 ending the 25-year-rule of the Communist Party of India in the state.
(With inputs from ANI)