Who is Manik Saha? The new chief minister of Tripura
Agartala, May 14: Manik Saha will be the new Tripura chief minister succeeding Biplab Kumar Deb who resigned earlier on Saturday.
"Congratulations to Shri @DrManikSaha2 on being elected the leader of BJP Legislative Party. I am sure with the guidance of honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi and under your leadership, Tripura will scale new heights in terms of development," union minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted.
Who is Manik Saha?
Manik Saha is an Indian politician serving as the current and the 11th Chief Minister of Tripura. He served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Tripura unit.
Saha, the BJP's state president, was elected the legislature party leader at a meeting at the chief minister's official residence soon after a crestfallen Deb tendered his resignation.
In 2016, Manik Saha quit the Congress to join the BJP. A dental surgeon by profession, Saha enjoys a good rapport with the BJP leaders.
He became the president of BJP Tripura in 2020.Saha has also been the Professor and Head of the Department of the Tripura Medical College and BR Ambedkar Memorial Teaching Hospital in Agartala.
He is currently serving as president of the Tripura Cricket Association.
Reportedly, Manik Saha was responsible for the BJP's victory in all thirteen civic bodies in the polls held in November 2021 in Tripura.