Tripura: Manik Saha Appointed Chief Minister of Tripura for Second Term | Tripura election news

NEW DELHI: Manik Saha has been appointed prime minister of Tripura for a second term.
A BJP spokesperson briefed reporters after the BJP legislative party held in Agartala. Officials said the selection was unanimously approved by all of the party’s MLAs.
The BJP kept Tripura by a healthy majority even when a tough fight was expected amid speculation about the anti-incumbent and also the fact that arch-rivals Congress and the Left had a pre-poll alliance. Saha replaced Bilab Deb like Tripura CM just a few months ago.

The swearing-in of the new prime minister will take place on March 8.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda are expected to attend swearing-in functions of new governments in all three northeastern states.
In the recently concluded assembly elections in the state, Manik Saha defeated veteran Congress leader Ashish Kumar Saha, by a margin of 1,257 votes from Town Bardowali, despite detractors within his own party predicting a “tough time” for him in the prestigious constituency.
From Saha joining the Saffron Party in 2016 to being named prime minister last year in a brand-new exercise, it’s been a short but upward journey for the 69-year-old dental surgeon turned politician.
Before entering politics, Saha taught at Tripura Medical College located in Hapania.


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