Biplab Kumar Deb took oath as the Tripura chief minister on Friday at the Assam Rifles ground in Tripura's Agartala. PM Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states in the northeastern region attended the ceremony.
In order to protest "large-scale violence" in Tripura after the Assembly elections, the Left Front leaders boycotted the swearing-in of the BJP-led government.
Outgoing chief minister Manik Sarkar and elected leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) also attended the event.
TRIPURA CABINET SWEARING-IN CEREMONY: AS IT HAPPENED
01:07 pm: This government is for all; whether they voted for us or not, says PM Modi
01:04 pm: I have visited North East more than any prime minister has in the past, says PM Modi
01:02 pm: PM Modi addresses gathering, says we are lightening the lamps of progress and prosperity.
01:01 pm: People have to be congratulated for peaceful polls, says PM Modi.
12:50 pm: There are many opportunities in northeast, says PM Modi
12:43 pm: Amit Shah addresses gathering in Agartala.
12:49 pm: I am confident that Biplab Kumar Deb and his team will continue to fulfill the aspirations of the people of the state. I again thank everyone for having faith in BJP: Amit Shah
12:48 pm: PM Modi has taken a lot of steps for the peace and progress of the Northeast: Amit Shah
12:47 pm: PM Narendra Modi has laid special focus on the development of Northeast after he took over as the prime minister of the country: Amit Shah
12:46 pm: In the past years, the budget used to decide much for the Northeast however, there was no development in the region: Amit Shah
12:45 pm: I assure you that we will take your hopes, aspirations and faith in us forward, we have been waiting for this opportunity since long: Amit Shah
12:44 pm: I would like to thank the people of Tripura on behalf of the complete BJP family: Amit Shah
12:41 pm: BJP president Amit Shah has made BJP what it is today: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb
12:40 pm: Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb addressed gathering in Tripura.
12:35 pm: "Congratulations to Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Deb (@BjpBiplab) and his entire council of ministers for forming the first BJP government in Tripura," tweets Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
12:30 pm: Jishnu Debbarma takes oath as Tripura deputy chief minister.
12:10 pm: Biplab Kumar Deb takes oath as the Tripura chief minister.
12:01 pm: Jishnu Dev Burman takes oath as the deputy chief minister of Tripura.
12:01 pm: On Tuesday, Chief Minister-designate Biplab Deb announced that the party's tribal leader Jishnu Debbarma will be the deputy chief minister.
Took blessings of Maa Tripura Sundari in Udaipur (Tripura) and prayed for the wellbeing of our citizens. With Maa Tripura Sundari's blessings, an era of development and progress will now begin in the state of Tripura. pic.twitter.com/zecjV7Ow2l— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 9, 2018
11:30 pm: The BJP-Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) combine swept to power in the state last week, ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led Left Front.
11:25 pm: The BJP won 35 of the 59 seats that went to polls in Tripura, ousting the CPI(M) which won only in 17 Assembly constituencies.
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