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Biplab Kumar Deb--RSS member to Tripura CM

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Biplab Kumar Deb, who became the of Tripura, the 'red bastion' which fell to the 'saffron force' in the recent assembly poll, has come a long way since his days in the RSS.

Deb (48) became the tenth of the north eastern state.

He joins the ranks of young chief ministers of the country along with Yogi Adityanath (Uttar Pradesh), Pema Khandu (Arunachal Pradesh) and the

Like Manik Srakar, the he replaced, Deb had a humble beginning.

Born into a middle class Bengali family at Rajdhar Nagar village in Tripura's Gomati district on November 25, 1971, his father was a of the

He completed his graduation from the in the state in 1999 and left for soon after to join the RSS.

He served the right-wing organisation for around 16 years under the guidance of Gobinda Acharya and Krishnagopal Sharma, two prominent Sangh leaders.

Deb returned to in 2015 and assumed the charge of central Jan Sampark Pramukh of BJP, and was made the state of the saffron party on January 6, 2016 replacing Sudhindra Dasgupta, the of the party in

His wife is an of the State Bank of The couple has a son and a daughter.

"I am ready to take the responsibility. I will not run away from taking any responsibility," he had told reporters in New

The BJP demolished the in Tripura, where polls were held on February 18. The saffron party won two-third majority with ally IPFT and ended the 25 year-long uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led rule in the north eastern state.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 13:15 IST