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Published On: Fri, Mar 9th, 2018

Biplab Deb Sworn-in as Tripura Chief Minister

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sdeu7vjihicfdAGARTALA : Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday took oath as chief minister of Tripura, assuming the charge of the first BJP government in the state after ending 25-year-rule of the Left Front.
Governor Tathagata Roy also administered the oath of office to BJP leader Jishnu Deb Burman as the deputy chief minister along with seven other ministers, including IPFT chief N C Debbarma. The Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) is an ally of the BJP in the northeastern state.
The swearing-in ceremony held at the Assam Rifles ground was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.

Chief ministers of BJP-ruled states — Vijay Rupani (Gujarat), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh), Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), Raghubar Das (Jharkhand) besides others also attended the function. Outgoing Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar also attended the event
Addressing the the oath-taking ceremony, the PM said the day is historic for the state. “Today is a historic day for Tripura. It feels like the state is celebrating Diwali. We are lighting the lamp of progress and prosperity. There is new vigour and enthusiasm here.modi-in-tripura

I congratulate all those who have taken the oath and wish them the very best as they begin their work,” he said.MOdi said the Opposition in the state may have “experience” but we (BJP) are “enthusiastic” and “ambitious”. He also sought the Opposition’s cooperation in the development of the state while promising inclusiveness for even those who did not vote for the BJP.

“Those in the Opposition in Tripura today have been in power for long. They surely have a lot of experience. Ours is a new and fresh

They have anubhav, we have umang and utsah. We have to work together for the progress of Tripura,” he said in a reference to to the 69-year-old former CM Manik Sarkar, who took charge in 1998 at the age of 49, and held the post for 20 years. The newly-installed CM, Deb, is 48.
Talking about the ousting of the Left Front in the state since almost a quarter of a century, the Prime Minister said, “In the history of India, there are some elections that will always be discussed. The 2018 Tripura elections will be one such example.

kkkkkkPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the Opposition parties in Tirpura to guide the “inexperienced” Biplab Kumar Deb with their “years of experience” in running the government. He also promised inclusiveness to those who did not vote for the BJP, in an oblique reference to CPI(M) that ruled the State for 25 years.
“This election has been historic and underlines the political significance of a small State like Tripura. The people here have scripted this victory, and it is our responsibility now to ensure that the lamp of development lit today brightens by the day,”

PM made his appeal after Deb was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tripura’s first BJP government in alliance with Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT).
Mr. Modi began his speech with the tribal Kokborok language and ended it with Bengali. Before him, BJP president Amit Shah said Tripura had strengthened his party’s goal of ruling seven of the eight Northeast States. In Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland the BJP has governments of its own or in alliance.
“We will try to honor the verdict of the people of Tripura by ensuring development and peace in the State,” Amit Shah said. An emotional Deb said “treat me as your son, brother, and not the Chief Minister. Don’t hesitate to pull me by the ears and put me on the right track if I err in fulfilling your aspirations,” he said.

In an effort to reach out to the entire population of the state, the PM said, “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.”
“Good governance, Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, people’s participation…we hold these principles in high regard. Ours is a Government that will take every section of society together and work for Tripura,” he said, adding, “The Central Government will support the new Government of Tripura as they fulfil the dreams of people. Tripura’s dreams are our dreams as well.”(With Agency Inputs).

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