Tripura chief minister Manik Saha on July 8 took the oath of office as a legislator of the state assembly.
He was administered oath by speaker Ratan Chakraborty where all the cabinet ministers and leaders of the state BJP were present.
However, chief secretary Kumar Alok and several top officials were significantly absent in the ceremony along with the MLAs and leaders of the opposition parties.
The officials who attended the programme said: “Chief secretary has a pre-scheduled meeting in Unokoti district and that is the reason he couldn’t manage the time, as the oath taking ceremony was decided only two days back.”
Took oath as a Member of Tripura Legislative Assembly,today.
With the help of colleagues in the house and under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, we will definitely take forward the development works of the State. pic.twitter.com/G7Zn8kXoWa
— Prof.(Dr.) Manik Saha (@DrManikSaha2) July 8, 2022
Manik Saha, who was elected to the state assembly on June 23, resigned from the Rajya Sabha on July 4. He had met vice president and Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi and handed over his resignation letter to him.
Manik Saha took oath as new chief minister of Tripura on May 15, ahead of the state assembly election to be held early next year. He was named as the CM after Biplab Kumar Deb called it quits on May 14.