Chief Minister and leader of the House Biplab Kumar Deb and opposition leader and former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar assured Das of their help in running the House smoothly.
Tripura’s Deputy CM Jishnu Debbarma, on Friday took oath as the winning MLA at Tripura Assembly. Tripura Assembly Pro-tem speaker Ratan Chakraborty administered the oath.
Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has been elected leader of the CPI-M's 16-member Legislature Party, which will enable him to become the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, party sources said on Thursday.
BJP nominee and Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma won the Charilam Assembly by-election on Thursday, defeating CPI-M candidate by a record margin of 25,550 votes, official said.
Former CM Manik Sarkar also took oath on Thursday at the wining MLA. Followed by Sarkar the other MLA’s too took oath. Bhanu Lal Saha, Ratan Lal Nath, Sudip Roy Barman, NC Debbarma, badal Chowdhury and others also took oath.
Five candidates, including Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) nominee and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma and Communist Party of India-Marxist's Palash Debbarma are in the fray in Charilam.
"The situation in Charilam assembly constituency is horrifically bad due to excessive reign of terror since the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) got the majority in the election on Saturday," Left Front convener Bijan Dhar told the media.
Official sources said that three more cabinet ministers will be appointed soon after consultation between the BJP and IPFT leadership to ensure proper representation of districts, subdivisions and communities.
Renowned physician Dilip Das will be the Speaker of the new Tripura assembly and senior lawyer Arun Chandra Bhowmik will be his deputy, an official said here on Friday.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday congratulated Biplab Kumar Deb after his swearing-in as the new Chief Minister of Tripura, an official said.
"As the BJP has formed its government in Tripura, a new door of development has been opened now with which the state shall be taken to its new height," PM Modi said today after the swearing in ceremony.
The ministers who took oath include Narendra Chandra Debbarma of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), Ratan Lal Nath, Sudip Roy Barman, Pranjit Singha Roy, Manoj Kanti Deb, Mevar Kumar Jamatia (IPFT) and a lone woman minister, Santana Chakma.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s young and dynamic Biplab Kumar Deb today sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tripura in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah at Agartala Assam Rifles' Ground.
"People would attend the swearing-in-ceremony from all across the state. In view of the possible arrival of the Prime Minister and other VVIPs in Friday's swearing-in-ceremony, elaborate security arrangements are being put in place," Saptarshi told the media.
Adequate enforcement for police and other paramilitary forces were deployed in and around the state especially in the bordering and vulnerable areas of the state, said police source today.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Biplab Kumar Deb will assume office on Friday as the 11th Chief Minister of Tripura, where the BJP voted out the Left Front after 25 years, in the February 18 polls.
Born on November 25, 1971 in southern Tripura's temple city of Udaipur, Deb had completed his graduation from Tripura University in 1999 and went to Delhi before he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a volunteer.
The meeting perhaps has come up amidst the pressure being mounted upon by the IPFT chief N C Debbarma on BJP. Debbarma earlier demanded that the Chief Minister be chosen from the indigenous MLAs.
According to the BJP leader, a combined meeting of the newly-elected legislators of the BJP and its ally -- the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) -- would also be held on Tuesday to discuss government formation.
The MBB College which was under the umbrella of Red bastion, turned saffron on Monday as the ABVP merged into the celebration of the saffron victory in the 2018 Tripura Assembly election.
According to the BJP leader, a combined meeting of the newly elected legislators of the BJP and its ally -- the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) -- would also be held on Tuesday to discuss the government formation.
"I have not been selected as Chief Ministerial candidate of BJP yet. I met Manik Da and sought his blessings. He is much senior to me and an experienced man," Deb told reporters.
Chief Minister of Tripura for the past 20 years, Sarkar, who has been in the election fray for the past 37 years (since 1981), has been elected to the state assembly seven times -- in 1981 (by-polls), 1983, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018.
She later blamed the Congress and said, "The Congress on the other has failed to maintain its base as the main opposition in Tripura and that lead the BJP gain the momentum."