‘Cholo Paltai Wave’ comes into effect; Biplab Deb takes oath as CM

Senior BJP leader Jishnu Dev Varma took charge as the Deputy Chief Minister in the newly formed government.

Biplab Kumar Deb, the 48-year-old Tripura BJP president, took oath today as the Chief Minister of Tripura, giving BJP its first chief minister in the state. Biplab Kumar Deb will be leading the BJP-IPFT alliance government that ousted the Manik Sarkar led CPI(M) government.

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Biplab Deb taking oath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present during the swearing-in ceremony along with BJP national president Amit Shah and outgoing chief minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar. A host of chief ministers of BJP ruled states across the country also attended the oath taking ceremony.

The BJP-IPFT alliance bagged 43 seats in the 60-member Assembly, thus putting an end to the unchallenged communist party who had been in power in Tripura for 25 long years.

The 9-member Cabinet includes:

  1. NC Deb Barma
  2. Ratan Lal Nath
  3. Sudip Roy Barman
  4. Pranajit Singha Roy
  5. Manoj Kanti Deb
  6. Santana Chakma
  7. Mebar Kumar Jamatia