RS bypoll: Ex-Tripura CM Biplab Deb submits nomination

Biplab Kumar Deb Tripura
Former Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb files his nomination for Rajya Sabha polls in Agartala on September 12

The former Tripura chief minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb on September 12 filed his candidature for the by-election to lone Rajya Sabha seat of the state, which was fallen vacant three months ago after sitting MP Manik Saha resigned and became chief minister.

Deb accompanied by CM Saha, deputy CM Jishnu Dev Varma, party state president Rajib Bhattacharjee, the cabinet ministers and MLAs and senior BJP leaders, submitted his nomination to the assembly secretary, polling of which is scheduled on September 22.

After submission of the nomination, Deb told the media that BJP led government in Tripura under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working for the people of the state for the last four and half years and the development graph of Tripura is now being compared with any other bigger and developed states of the country.

“I am sure the people of Tripura wouldn’t allow CPI-M and Congress to return to power in 2023 assembly elections, as the state has witnessed the onslaught and atrocities of both the parties since attaining statehood in 1972. There was no fairness and transparency in the governance. Only their cadres were considered for providing the government benefits, which raised the figure of poverty in last five decades but, we attempted to clean the system and achieved considerable,” Biplab Deb stated.

He underlined: “The largest political party has nominated me for the Rajya Sabha and I have been assigned with the responsibility of ‘Prabhari’ for Haryana. I will spend 15 days each in Haryana and Tripura. Now, the vision of PM Modi of developmental initiatives to the last person of the society will definitely reach under the leadership of Dr Saha.”

Recalling his journey in Tripura, Deb said he was sent to Tripura by BJP central leadership in 2015 and over three years of time with the active participation and dedication of all levels of the party workers, BJP was able to throw out long-rooted communists from the power in 2018 and in last four and half years Tripura has seen the model of development.

“With the people’s support, BJP will return to power in 2023 in Tripura and 2024 at the centre. There has been a consolidated effort of CPI-M and Congress to create unrest in the state and bad name the government but I am sure our leaders and workers would foil all such evil attempts and overcome the hurdles,” Deb added.

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