Agartala (Tripura) [India], Mar. 09 (NT): Biplab Kumar Deb will be sworn in as the chief minister of Tripura on Friday, officially escorting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the Left stronghold.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all the senior leaders and ministers of the BJP-ruled states are likely to attend the oath ceremony.
"The swearing-in ceremony will be on March 9 at 10.30 am. We have sent an invitation to the Prime Minister and all the chief ministers of the BJP government. I hope Prime Minister accepts the invitation," said Biplab Kumar Deb, while addressing the reporters on Thursday.
Former chief minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar is also personally invited by Deb along with BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav.
Yesterday, Union minister Nitin Gadkari declared that Biplab Kumar Deb will be as the chief minister while Jishnu Kumar Deb was named as deputy chief minister.
The affirmation has come at the state guesthouse in Agartala.
Earlier in the month, the BJP and its supporter Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) created a huge history in the assembly polls 2018 as ending the 25-year supremacy of the Left Front-led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). BJP is to come in power with a two-thirds majority in the Tripura legislative assembly elections.
The BJP won 35 of the 59 in the recently concluded polls in Tripura, throw out the CPI (M) which won only in 17 assembly constituencies. (NT)