Sarbananda Sonowal wishes new Tripura CM
Guwahati, Mar 9 (IBNS) : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday congratulated Biplab Kumar Deb, who was sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Tripura, and wished him all success to run the government.
Sonowal was present at the swearing in ceremony held at Agartala’s Assam Rifles ground.
“I congratulate Biplab Kumar Deb and his Council of Ministers on assuming the baton of new government to run the first ever BJP-led government in Tripura. I hope the new government would work to fulfil the aims and aspirations of all sections of the people of Tripura,” Sonowal said.
He also said that Assam government and the new government in Tripura would work to strengthen the age-old bonhomie between the two states and friendship and camaraderie among the people of both the states.
Biplab Kumar Deb has sworn-in as Tripura Chief Minister to head the new BJP government in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present at the oath-taking ceremony on Friday.
Deb became the first BJP CM in the state.
A former gym instructor, BJP state president Biplab Dev was born in Akraban, Udaipur in Gomoti District of Tripura. He was a volunteer with the RSS earlier.
Deb succeeded Manik Sarkar as the CM of the state.
The BJP has uprooted the 25-year long Left rule in Tripura.
The BJP-IPFT alliance swept the poll with 43 seats as opposed to Left's 16 with one seat yet to be polled.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)