Manik Saha to serve second term as Tripura Chief Minister, to be sworn in on March 8
After single-handedly claiming the majority in Tripura, BJP is set to give another term to Manik Saha. As per reports, a meeting was held on Monday where the newly-elected members unanimously voted in favour of Saha.
Manik Saha will be sworn in as the Chief Minister in Tripura where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and BJP chief JP Nadda will be in attendance.
BJP’s Manik Saha claimed victory from the Bardowali seat where he beat Congress-fielded Ashish Kumar Saha. After learning about the BJP’s win in Tripura, Saha spoke to the media and said that the win by the BJP in the state was expected and further said that with the decisive elections result, the responsibility of the Party has been increased. He also said that Tripura will try to walk the path shown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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The BJP attained the majority mark in Tripura after winning 31 seats of the 60-member assembly. The state underwent elections on February 16 and the votes were counted on March 2.
The Tripura election was predicted to be a clash between the BJP-IPFT alliance and the Congress-left alliance, however, the voting trends saw a surprising change because of the debutant TIPRA Motha led by ex-royal family member Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma.
The TIPRA Motha received an unprecedented response for a debutant party and led the election to be a triangular fight between the three by claiming victory on 13 seats coming a close second.
As per the reports, the BJP alone registered a win on 31 seats and is continuing to lead on 1 other, whereas BJP’s ally Indigenous People’s Front won 1 seat. The Congress-left alliance together won 14 as Congress was able to secure 3 seats while the Communist Party of India (Marxist) claimed victory on 11 seats.
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