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Manik Saha takes oath as Tripura chief minister | India News

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NEW DELHI: Tripura BJP president Manik Saha on Sunday was sworn in as the 12th new chief minister of the state.
Manik Saha replaced Biplab Kumar Deb as the chief minister of the northeastern state.
Saha was named as the leader of the BJP legislature party on Saturday after Deb resigned as the chief minister just a year ahead of the state elections.
A dentist by profession, Saha had won the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Tripura earlier this year.
Saha, who quit Congress and joined the BJP in 2016, was made the party’s state president in 2020.
He had replaced Biplab Kumar Deb who had led the saffron party to a resounding victory in 2018, ending a 25-year-old Communist rule.
He is also the president of the Tripura Cricket Association. Before he joined mainstream politics, Saha used to teach in Tripura Medical College located at Hapania.

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