Agartala: Biplab Kumar Deb, a young BJP leader with a background in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has been named as the chief minister of Tripura.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday made the announcement and said, "Biplab Kumar Deb to be the chief ministerial candidate for Tripura."
Jishnu Deb Burman has been named as the deputy CM of Tripura.
After the announcement, Biplab Kumar Deb said, "Jishnu Deb Burman will work with me as the deputy CM of Tripura."
The new government will be sworn in on Thursday (March 8) in Tripura, where the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance defeated the Communist Party of India (Marxist) government, which was in power in the northeastern state for 25 years.
BJP and its alliance partner Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, or IPFT have won 43 of Tripura's 60 assembly seats.
The BJP, which had launched a shrill campaign to seek "poriborton" (change), got 35 seats and a 43 per cent vote share.
The defeat of the CPM in Tripura ended the 25-year rule of the Left in the northeastern state which was seen as an important citadel of the Left in the country.
Kerala is the only state now governed by Left parties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah are expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony....