Former Tripura CM Biplab Deb Elected to Rajya Sabha

Final Up to date: September 22, 2022, 23:35 IST

Agartala (incl. Jogendranagar, India

File picture of Biplab Kumar Deb. (Picture: Twitter)

He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP nationwide president JP Nadda and Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah for giving him a possibility to symbolize Tripura within the Higher Home of Parliament

Former Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday received the byelection to the state’s lone Rajya Sabha seat, a ballot official stated right here. Deb, who has been lately made the BJP in control of Haryana, polled 43 votes 36 of the saffron get together and 7 of its ally, the IPFT, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kiran Gitte stated. All 15 CPI(M) legislators within the state solid their votes in favour of their nominee Bhanu Lal Saha, the previous finance minister. Curiously, Congress’s lone MLA Sudip Roy Barman abstained from voting.

State Congress president Birajit Sinha informed PTI, “Since we fielded no candidate, the get together had requested Barman to skip the voting course of.” The seat had fallen vacant as Manik Saha, on being made the chief minister, resigned to contest an Meeting bypoll. Taking to social media, Deb expressed his gratitude to the legislators of the BJP and the Indigenous Folks’s Entrance of Tripura (IPFT) for electing him as Rajya Sabha MP from the state.

He additionally thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP nationwide president JP Nadda and Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah for giving him a possibility to symbolize Tripura within the Higher Home of Parliament.

“With the blessings of Mata Tripurasundari, I’ll proceed to serve the beloved folks of Tripura until my final breath,” the previous CM stated in a Fb publish.

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