Tripura BJP CM Biplab Dev Resign, New Chief Minister Manik Saha Take Over the Post

Tripura CM Biplab Dev Resign And Manik Saha Take Over

Tripura BJP chief minister Biplab Deb resigned from his put-upon Saturday, simply eight months earlier than the state meeting elections scheduled for February 2023, and is ready to get replaced by Rajya Sabha member and Bharatiya Janata Party chief Manik Saha.

According to BJP leaders, Deb acquired a name from a senior get-together functionary within the morning to submit his resignation to governor Satyadeo Narain Arya. Soon after Deb introduced that he was stepping down, Saha, a dental surgeon and a non-tribal like Deb, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha in March this 12 months, tendered his resignation because the state BJP chief, two years after he was named to the put up.

Veteran political analyst Swapan Bhattacharya stated the BJP’s transfer to switch Deb is more likely to test anti-incumbency forward of the meeting polls. He stated, “Coming from apolitical background, the new chief minister has drawn no controversy or complaint against him so far. It seems that the BJP replaced the chief minister to stop the anti-incumbency. Moreover, it will not affect anything in the state which has a 33% tribal population.”

At a hurriedly referred to press convention after he submitted his resignation, Deb thanked the BJP central management for making him, chief minister. He stated, “Being a chief minister, I tried to work for the overall development of Tripura and to do justice to people here. Now, the party wants to strengthen the party organization for the 2023 assembly polls. If there is a strong organization, then our government will come (back to power). To keep BJP in power for a long time, if a party activist, like me, works to strengthen the organization, it will be helpful.”

The BJP legislative get-together met at the chief minister’s official residence and elected Saha as its new chief beneath the supervision of central observer Bhupendra Yadav, who reached Agartala within the afternoon. Saha’s title was proposed by Deb, individuals conscious of the matter stated.

After the assembly, Saha stated, “I was given the responsibility of BJP state president. I worked… and now my name was proposed for leader of the legislative party and everyone supported. But I will continue to work as a karyakarta of the party.”

Meanwhile, as Deb proposed Saha’s title within the assembly, minister Ram Prasad Paul protested, resulting in a scuffle amongst MLAs. Paul additionally broke a couple of chairs earlier than the scenario was calmed, individuals accustomed to the event stated. Paul wished deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma, a member of the erstwhile Tripura royal household, as the subsequent chief minister, they added.


A senior BJP chief conscious of the developments, quoting a celebration survey carried out the final month, stated that Deb was discovered to be very unpopular and that other than rising dissent towards him inside the authorities and the get-together, there have been additionally allegations of corruption towards sure individuals in his workplace.

“On more than one occasion, legislators and other party members had complained to the central leadership about his (Deb’s) behavior and they have been pushing for a change. The party did not want to go to polls with a divided house and spoil its chances of returning to power,” a celebration functionary stated.

However, Deb will likely be given duty by the get-together because it prepares for upcoming state elections, with a second get together functionary stating, “The party will make use of his experience and prepare for the elections with fresh energy and zeal.”

Reacting to the change in chief minister, state Trinamool Congress president Subal Bhowmik stated, “This is a victory for the people of Tripura. The people have suffered a lot in the four years of the BJP regime. Though BJP has replaced the chief minister, people will never welcome BJP anymore.”

Veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) chief Pabitra Kar stated, “This is an attempt to hide the failures of the Biplab Deb-led BJP government in these four years. Now people want the government to be uprooted in the coming polls.”

A senior BJP chief stated appointing Saha would offer a contemporary begin to the get together and would curb dissidence inside the get-together. The chief additionally believed {that a} division of opposition votes, with the TMC, CPI(M) and the Congress all within the fray, would assist the BJP to win the elections.

In 2018, Deb turned Tripura’s first BJP chief minister after the get together fashioned the federal government in alliance with the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), ending 20 years of CPI(M) rule within the state.

Some sources stated that the choice was made in Delhi and was taken solely after a dialogue by the highest leaders of the BJP on the centre.