Biplab Deb takes oath as CM, Tripura gets its first BJP government

  • Biplab Deb takes oath as CM, Tripura gets its first BJP government

Biplab Deb takes oath as CM, Tripura gets its first BJP government

The State President of BJP, Biplab Kumar Deb took an oath as the new Chief Minister along with Jishnu Dev Burman, who took an oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura.

From airport to guest houses, personnel of Tripura Police, Tripura State Rifles, Central Reserved Police Force kept a tight vigil.

Chief ministers of BJP-ruled states - Vijay Rupani (Gujarat), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh), Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), Raghubar Das (Jharkhand) besides others also attended the function.

Talking about the ousting of the Left Front in the state since nearly a quarter of a century, the Prime Minister said, "In the history of India, there are some elections that will always be discussed". The "historic verdict" - the BJP got out for nought in 2013 - dethroned four-time Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and demolished his nearly impenetrable fortress. "It feels like, today, the people of Tripura are celebrating Diwali".

"In the history of India, there are some elections that will always be discussed".

On Wednesday Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced Deb as the Chief Minister of Tripura while Jishnu Kumar Deb as the Deputy Chief Minister.

Stating that the northeast remained largely obscure from public imagination, Modi said the recent elections helped highlight the region.

The swearing-in marks the BJP taking over the reins of the state for the first time.

In a bid to take on the 25-year-old term of the Left front, the BJP focussed their election campaign on parivartan (change). Nearly two days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dethroned the two-decade-old CPI-M government of Manik Sarkar in Tripura during Assembly Elections, the statue of Vladimir Lenin at Belonia was brought down using a bulldozer.

The BJP secured 35 seats in the 60-member Assembly and the IPFT, a tribal-based party, eight.

The BJP's poll ally, the IPFT earlier demanded four cabinet berths but had to be content with two.