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Manik Saha Elected For Tripura CM Post In BJP MLA Meet

The BJP`s northeast coordinators Sambit Patra, Manik Saha, BJP President Rajib Bhattacharjee, and Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik among others were present in the meeting.

Manik Saha Elected For Tripura CM Post In BJP MLA Meet

Tripura's incumbent Chief Minister Manik Saha was picked for the top job for a second term BJP Legislative Party meet today. A swearing-in-ceremony of the new Chief Minister and the council of ministers will take place on March 15 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President J.P.Nadda are slated to be in attendance. The BJP`s northeast coordinators Sambit Patra, Manik Saha, BJP President Rajib Bhattacharjee, and Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik among others were present in the meeting.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Tripura on Saturday and held meetings with Saha, Bhowmik and other BJP leaders and discussed the government formation. Sarma on Sunday visited Delhi and held meetings with Shah and Nadda and discussed about government formation in Tripura and Nagaland, a senior BJP leader told IANS.

In the February 16 Assembly polls, the BJP won 32 seats, one more than the magic figure of 31 in the 60-member Assembly while its ally Indigenous People`s Front of Tripura got one.

The tribal-based Tipra Motha Party, which contested 42 seats on its debut, emerged as the second-largest party securing 13 seats.

The CPI-M won 11 seats while the Congress bagged three.