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With the BJP on the cusp of ending the Left Front's 25-year-rule in Tripura, state party chief Biplab Kumar Deb today said he was ready to take on the mantle of chief minister, but a decision on it would be taken by the party's highest decision making body, the Parliamentary Board.
"I am ready to take the responsibility. I will not run away from taking any responsibility," he told reporters here when asked if he would accept the task of chief ministership.
"I have already been given a bigger responsibility, the party's state presidentship, which I have been fulfilling to the best of my ability," he said.
The CPI-M has won four seats and is leading in 13.
"People responded favourably to our call 'Chalo Paltai' (Let's Change)," he said.
"The word development does not exist in the dictionary of the CPI-M. Our government will provide good governance and time-bound implementation of all developmental works," he said.
Elections in 59 seats, out of the total 60, were held on February 18. The poll in one seat was countermanded due to the death of the CPI-M candidate.