Manik Saha takes oath as Tripura CM for 2nd term

Manik Saha takes oath as Tripura CM for 2nd term

Bharatiya Janata Party‘s Manik Saha on Wednesday was sworn in as the chief minister of Tripura for the second time in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The BJP-IPFT coalition government led by Saha was also sworn in. The opposition Left and the Congress did not participate in the oath-taking ceremony to protest against post-poll violence in the northeastern state.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda had already arrived in Tripura earlier to join the swearing-in ceremony of the BJP-led government.

“Manik Saha will take oath as the chief minister of the state for the second time at the Vivekananda ground. The PM will participate in the programme,” BJP Tripura unit chief spokesperson Subrata Chakraborty had said.

“This is the first time that any anti-Left government has retained power in the northeastern state in the past three decades. We hope that the BJP 2.0 government will meet the aspirations of the people,” he had said.

In 1988, the Congress-TUJS defeated the Left in the border state and formed the government, but it lost to the Communists in 1993.

The BJP won 32 seats in the 60-member House in the recent assembly elections in Tripura, while its ally IPFT managed to secure one seat.

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