Biplab Kumar Deb to be BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Tripura

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Tripura:  The BJP’s Biplab Kumar Deb is the party’s chief ministerial candidate for Tripura, announced Union minister Nitin Gadkari today.

“Jishnu Deb Burman will work with me as the deputy CM of Tripura,” said Deb after the announcement.

In Assembly election results announced Saturday, the BJP routed the CPM, which had been in power in Tripura for as long as 25 years.

Tripura has been on the boil though, as violence continues in several parts of the state following the shock upset of the CPM in Assembly election results +announced Saturday. Section 144 has been imposed in many parts of the state, which means an assembly of more than four people in one place has been declared unlawful.