Agartala, March 9: Biplab Kumar Deb has become the first BJP Chief Minister in Tripura after taking oath in a ceremony in Agartala in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Meanwhile, Jishnu Dev Burman has taken oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.
Besides, Jishnu Debbarma will also take charge as the Deputy chief minister of the state. He is yet to be elected as an MLA as polling in his Charilam (Scheduled Tribe) constituency was postponed due to the death of the CPI(M) candidate.
Deb, a long-time RSS volunteer, has been largely credited for the BJP’s turnaround in the state.
BjP ally IPFT president NC Debbarma said the party would get two berths in the new cabinet which was decided at a meeting with BJP leader and the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) chairman Himanta Biswa Sarma.