Dr. Manik Saha among 44 MLAs take oath in Tripura
Agartala, Mar 16, 2023, TRIPURA TIMES Desk
Agartala, Mar 16: Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha along with 43 newly-elected Members of Tripura Legislative Assembly took oath on Thursday.
The figure included 31 BJP-IPFT MLAs, two Congress MLAs and 11 CPM MLAs. The 13 Tipra Motha MLAs are scheduled to take oath on Friday.
Protem Speaker Binoy Bhusan Das administered the oath of office to the MLAs in the House.
Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman, who has been elected as MLA from 6- Agartala constituency, was supposed to take oath on Thursday but he skipped the swearing-in ceremony.
The BJP MLAs except Rampada Jamatia, Biswabandhu Sen and Pramod Reang read out the oath of office in Bengali. IPFT MLA Shukla Charan Noatia took oath in Kokborok.
In the second part, 11 CPM MLAs including Jitendra Chaudhury were sworn in the office chamber of the Protem Speaker.
Meanwhile, the BJP-IPFT alliance secured victory in 33 out of 60 seats. The strength has now been reduced to 32 following the resignation of Pratima Bhowmik.
On the other hand, the Chief Minister chaired a meeting with the BJP MLAs at his office in the assembly. In the meeting, the MLAs shared their views on various important matters regarding the upcoming assembly session.