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Biplab Deb to be sworn-in as Tripura CM tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

will be sworn in as the of at the Rifles ground here tomorrow which will usher in the first government in the northeastern state.

Forty-eight-year-old Deb staked claim to on March 6 to form the government in the state. The then invited him to do so.

The BJP-Indigenous People's Front of (IPFT) combine swept to power in the state last week, ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led Left Front.

The had bagged 35 seats and the IPFT eight in the 60-member House.

had stated on March 6 that Jishnu Debbarma will be the deputy

Debbarma is yet to be elected as an MLA as polling in his Charilam (Scheduled Tribe) constituency was postponed due to the death of the CPI(M) candidate.

The election would now be held on March 12.

Narendra Modi, and three of BJP-ruled states in the northeastern region would be present at the swearing-in ceremony, state BJP said.

"All the of the BJP-ruled states and the members of the BJP parliamentary board have been invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony, he said.

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

IPFT N C Debbarma said the party would get two berths in the new cabinet which was decided at a meeting with BJP leader and the North-East (NEDA)

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 17:25 IST