Manik Saha sworn in as Tripura CM
Union minister Pratima Bhoumik also attended the swearing-in program.
Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma and minister Ram Prasad Paul, who broke chairs during the BJP's legislative party meeting on Saturday protesting Saha's appointment as the chief minister, arrived at the Raj Bhavan moments after the swearing-in ceremony ended.
''There are no challenges,'' he said when asked about the change of guard in the state months ahead of the assembly elections.
The opposition CPI(M) MLAs boycotted the program, alleging ''fascist-style violence'' in the state under the BJP's rule.
The Trinamool Congress, which is trying to make inroads in the state, claimed the chief minister was changed as BJP realized that people have lost faith in the state government.
Saha, a maxillofacial surgeon who graduated from the King George Medical College in Lucknow, was a member of the opposition Congress before he joined the BJP in 2016. He became the party's state president in 2020.
His importance to BJP stems from his clean image and his track record, which includes crafting BJP's victory in all thirteen civic bodies in the elections held in November 2021.
Sources said the move comes after an analysis sent by the RSS to the BJP's central leadership indicated there was a need for a change of guard in the party and the government.
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