Biplab Deb Resigns: State BJP President Manik Saha is New Tripura CM, Oath Taking on Sunday

Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav and BJP general secretary Vinod Tawde have been appointed as central observers and reached Agartala

By: News Desk

News18.com

Last Updated: May 14, 2022, 22:44 IST

New Delhi

Dr Manik Saha was named the new chief minister of Tripura after Biplab Deb stepped down from the post on Saturday. Saha is the state BJP president as well as Rajya Sabha MP. He was a frontrunner for the post. The decision was made during the BJP’s legislative party meeting for which union minister Bhupendra Yadav and general secretary Vinod Tawde were appointed as central observers. Read More

May 14, 2022 20:06 IST

Biplab Deb Resigns; What Comes Next for BJP's First CM in Tripura | READ

With the resignation of Biplab Deb, the BJP has decided to change another CM ahead of the assembly polls in March 2023. Deb announced on Saturday evening that he has submitted his resignation to governor SN Arya. Deb had met Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda in Delhi on Thursday. The Tripura unit of the BJP has been rife with rumours of infighting. The 60-seat Tripura assembly heads to elections next year. Replaced by state unit chief Manik Saha, Deb is likely to be accommodated in the BJP organisation, sources told News18. Deb’s resignation comes after similar exits by CMs in Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Gujarat. READ MORE

May 14, 2022 20:03 IST

Dental Surgeon with Clean Image, Manik Saha Faces Tough Task of Keeping BJP Flock Together till 2023 Polls | READ

The Tripura BJP on Saturday picked state unit president Dr Manik Saha as the next CM of the northeastern state, hours after Biplab Deb tendered his resignation to governor SN Arya. Deb was the BJP’s first CM in Tripura and the task of carrying the party through to the next elections in 2023 has now fallen on Saha, who is currently a Rajya Sabha MP and has six months to get elected to the Tripura assembly via a bypoll. He will take the CM’s oath on Sunday morning. Saha, 69, quit the Congress and joined the BJP in 2016. He was made the party’s state president in 2020, replacing Deb who was made CM following the saffron party’s victory in the 2018 assembly elections that ended a 25-year Communist rule. READ MORE

May 14, 2022 19:47 IST

New CM Manik Saha's Oath Taking Tomorrow

Dr Manik Saha will take oath as the new chief minister of Tripura at 11.30 am on Sunday.

May 14, 2022 18:35 IST

Biplab Deb Congratulates Manik Saha on Twitter

After it was announced Dr Manik Saha will replace him the new chief minister of Tripura, Biplab Deb congratulated him on Twitter. He tweeted: “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.”

May 14, 2022 18:16 IST

State Unit President Manik Saha Named Tripura Chief Minister

After Biplab Deb stepped down as the Tripura chief minister on Saturday, state unit president and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Manik Saha was appointed to the post after a meeting of the legislative party.

May 14, 2022 17:55 IST

BJP has Understood They'll Not Win: TMC's Susmita Dev

Reacting to Biplab Deb’s resignation from the post of chief minister, Trinamool Congress leader Susmita Dev told CNN-News18 that the exodus from the Tripura BJP had started a while ago. “Leaders have started leaving Tripura BJP. The reading was there on the wall. The BJP has understood that they will not win the elections.”

May 14, 2022 17:23 IST

Tripura BJP Legislative Party Meet at 7 pm

Tripura BJP will hold its legislative party meeting at the residence of the chief minister at 7 pm.

May 14, 2022 16:58 IST

Worked for Tipura, Says Biplab Deb

In his first reaction to the media after resigning from the post of CM, Deb said, “I have worked for Tripura and am thankful to the party.” He further said he needs to work at the grassroots to strengthen the party’s base in the state. “I need to work on grassroot level in various sectors. I should work as a common karyakarta (party worker) rather than being in the position of CM to form BJP government again in the coming assembly elections,” he added.

Tweeting about his resignation, Deb said: “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.”

May 14, 2022 16:55 IST

BJP Wants to Go in for New Face for Upcoming Polls: Sources

Outgoing CM Biplab Deb met the home minister was told that the party wants to go in for a new face in the upcoming assembly elections scheduled to be held in March 2023.

May 14, 2022 16:39 IST

Names of The Frontrunners of Tripura CM Post

Frontrunners for the CM post are – Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Verma and Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Manik Saha.

May 14, 2022 16:36 IST

BJP's Central Observers Reach Tripura

Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav and BJP general secretary Vinod Tawde have been appointed as central observers and have reached Tripura’s capital city Agartala.

May 14, 2022 16:31 IST

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb Resigns

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday resigned from the post.

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb Resigns

(Resignation letter of Tripura CM Biplab Deb. Image: News18)

Deb congratulated the new CM on Twitter, saying: “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.”

According to sources, Deb met the home minister and was told that the BJP wanted to go with a new face in the elections. In his first reaction to the media after resigning, the outgoing CM said, “I have worked for Tripura and am thankful to the party.” The next assembly election is scheduled to be held by March 2023.

Deb tendered his resignation to governor Satyadeo Narain Arya. He said, “To strengthen the base of BJP in the state, I need to work on grassroot level in various sectors. I should work as a common karyakarta (party worker) rather than being in the position of CM to form BJP government again in the coming assembly elections.”

Tweeting about his resignation, Deb said: “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.”

Before the legislative party meet, Yadav told the media, “Under the leadership of Biplab Deb, there has been a lot of development in the state in the last four years. Today, he has tendered his resignation to the governor.”

Deb had been associated with the RSS for a long time before taking over as CM in 2018. Born in Akraban, Udaipur in the Gomoti district of Tripura, he was in Delhi for 15 years. He used to work as a gym instructor in the national capital before he was asked to take charge of the state unit of the party in 2016.

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