New Delhi / Agartala:
The swearing-in ceremony of Biplab Kumar Deb will be attended by PM Modi (File)
BJP's Biplab Kumar Deb takes oath as the chief minister of Tripura in the state capital, Agartala. In what was seen as an unusual gesture, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav and the Chief-Minister elect Biplab Deb visited the CPM party office to invite the former chief minister and CPI(M) leader Manik Sarkar whose 20-year reign in Tripura ended with the BJP winning 35 of the 60 seats in Tripura.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah, and a host of BJP chief ministers across the country are among those who attended the grand ceremony. However, the Left Front leaders had said they will boycott the ceremony in protest against "large scare violence" in the state after the assembly elections that was held last month. However, outgoing chief minister Manik Sarkar attended the ceremony.
48-year-old Tripura BJP chief Biplab Deb spent 15 years away from Tripura, training under top RSS leaders in Delhi, before he was sent to Tripura in 2016. Outgoing Chief Minister Manik Sarkar will move to his new residence -- the CPI(M) state committee office today.
Here are the LIVE updates of Biplab Deb's swearing in ceremony as Tripura's chief minsiter:
Since 2014 I have visited the northeast several times, our ministers have visited several times. All of this is not for elections. It is to serve the people of this region. There are so many opportunities here in the northeast: PM Modi
I am here to assure the people of Tripura, this BJP government is for people who voted for us and for those who did not vote for us. Elections are over and we have to look ahead. We will serve every citizen of Tripura: PM Modi
I want to thank the people of Tripura. The polls were peaceful and for that, the people should be congratulated: PM Modi in Agartala
In the history of India, there are some elections that will always be discussed. The 2018 Tripura elections is one such example. People will continue to discuss these polls: PM Modi
"It is Diwali all over again in Tripura today. There is new hope, enthusiasm and joy in the state," says PM Modi in Tripura while addressing the public.
Biplab Kumar Deb takes oath as Tripura's Chief Minister. Former Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar, senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi & Home Minister Rajnath Singh attend the ceremony.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Agartala for the swearing-in ceremony of Biplab Kumar Deb. Mr Deb will take over the reins from outgoing chief minister Manik Sarkar, who ruled the state for 20 years. The prime minister was received by Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister designate Biplab Kumar Deb at the airport.
Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted about the swearing-in ceremony of the "young and dynamic" Biplab Kumar Deb.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Tripura's new chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb today in Agartala.
Preparations are on in full-swing and security has been beefed up at the venue
BJP leader Ram Madhav and Chief Minister designate Biplab Kumar Deb visited outgoing Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to invite him to the swearing in ceremony.
"Tripura will usher into a new era of development, good governance and prosperity for people under the leadership of Shri @BjpBiplab and Shri Jishnu Debbarma today," the official handle for BJP Tripura tweeted ahead of the swearing in ceremony.
In the new government, senior BJP leader Jishnu Debbarma will assist Mr Deb as his deputy.
48-year-old Biplab Kumar Deb will take oath as the Chief Minister in Tripura in the presence of PM Modi who would attend that grand ceremony in Agartala.