Tripura: With Biplab Deb's swearing-in, first BJP government takes charge

Tripura: With Biplab Deb's swearing-in, first BJP government takes charge

Tripura: With Biplab Deb's swearing-in, first BJP government takes charge

A day after the State President of BJP, Biplab Kumar Deb took an oath as the new Chief Minister, the ruling government in Tripura on Saturday made a decision to set up a high-level expert body to propose ways and means to raise the salaries and allowances of the state government employees at par with the proposals of the Seventh Pay Commission. However, after Biplab Kumar Deb took oath as new Tripura CM, state BJP in-charge Sunil Deodhar adviced Deb to make sure that he get septic tanks of all the minister quarters cleaned before they occupy them.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the Opposition in Tripura to guide the "inexperienced" Biplab Kumar Deb with their "years of experience" in running the government.

"Three other ministers will be included in the ministry soon", a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said.

Left Front convener and CPM state secretary Bijan Dhar said large-scale post-poll violence was being "perpetrated" by supporters of the BJP and the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) in Charilam.

After the swearing-in, the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues went to the Civil Secretariat to their respective offices.

Deb succeeded Manik Sarkar as the CM of the state.

BJP, which had no MLAs in the outgoing Assembly and polled just 1.5 percent votes in the 2013 elections, losing deposits in 49 of the 50 constituencies it contested, secured over 42 percent of votes in the February 18, 2018, Tripura elections.

The CPI (M) managed to bag 16 seats in the 60-member assembly.

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