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Biplab Deb sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tripura

Biplab Deb sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tripura

Earlier, Biplab Kumar Deb took oath as chief minister, Jishnu Deb Burman as the deputy chief minister along with seven other ministers, including IPFT chief N C Debbarma. He said, "We have decided our priority areas".

"If our ministers occupy the quarters without cleaning them and checking things, someone might blame us", Deodhar later told reporters.

A woman's skeleton had been found in the septic tank Sarkar's quarter on January 4, 2005. The BJP had previous year celebrated the 110th birth anniversary of Tripura's ruler Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman of the Manikya dynasty. "And if we look closely at the results, then the BJP would have easily won 8 more seats", he added. Mr Deb defeated Left Front after 25 years by winning 43 seats with his ally Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura out of possible 59 seats in Tripura.

Governor Tathagata Roy administered the oath of office and secrecy to the ministers at a function at the sprawling Assam Rifles ground in Agartala.

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A long-time RSS volunteer, he has been largely credited for the BJP's turnaround in the state.

BJP minister Ratan Lal Nath was allocated departments of education (higher and school), law, OBC and minorities.

The political hue of Tripura has changed from red to saffron, and perhaps at no other place is the transition more evident than in the state capital, where a BJP government took charge for the first time.

The prime minister said that the state government will take along every citizen and all sections of the society and work for the development of the state.

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Referring to his government's mantra "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas", Modi said a new phase of development began when a BJP-led government came to power at the Centre four years ago. With Biplab Deb as the young face of the new Government, the people of Tripura expect BJP to deliver on their promises.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and chief ministers of some BJP-ruled states in the northeastern region would be present at the swearing-in ceremony.

Modi, went towards former CM and Communist leader Manik Sarkar and spoke to him, but did not even see at Advani who is standing just beside Manik and still doing the "Namaskar".

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies demolished the last Left Front bastion in the country in March, securing a majority in the 60-member Assembly.

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