Agartala, Sep 22, 2022, TRIPURATIMES Desk
Agartala, Sept 22: As expected, BJP-nominated candidate Biplab Kumar Deb was elected as the MP to Rajya Sabha from Tripura on Thursday.
Deb, who defeated Left Front’s Bhanulal Saha with a huge margin, became the second BJP MP to Rajya Sabha from Tripura.
Of the total 58 votes cast in the bye-election, Deb secured 43 votes and his opponent received 15 votes in the 60-member Tripura Legislative Assembly.
The only Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman boycotted the bye-election while Brishaketu Debbarma could not cast his vote since he was disqualified as an MLA a day before the election.
Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha, BJP Tripura president Rajib Bhattacharjee among other party leaders congratulated Deb for being elected as the MP Rajya Sabha.
Deb expressed his gratitude to the BJP-IPFT legislators for electing him.
“Gratitude to the BJP and IPFT MLAs of Tripura for electing me as a Rajya Sabha MP. Gratitude to PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Shri J.P.Nadda Ji & HM Shri Amit Shah ji for giving me this opportunity to represent Tripura in Rajya Sabha. With the blessings of Mata Tripurasundari, I will continue to serve beloved people of Tripura till my last breath,” Deb wrote in a social media post.
Deb along with party Karyakartas took part in a rally soon after the results were announced.
Meanwhile, the bye-election in this lone Rajya Sabha seat was necessitated following resignation of Dr. Manik Saha, who is now in the chair of Chief Minister.
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