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Former Tripura CM Biplab Deb elected to Rajya Sabha 

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By PTI

AGARTALA: Former Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday gained the byelection to the state’s lone Rajya Sabha seat, a ballot official stated right here.

Deb, who has been not too long ago made the BJP in-charge of Haryana, polled 43 votes- 36 of the saffron occasion 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.

Interestingly, Congress’s lone MLA Sudip Roy Barman abstained from voting.

State Congress president Birajit Sinha informed PTI, “Since we fielded no candidate, the occasion 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 Assembly bypoll.

Taking to social media, Deb expressed his gratitude to the legislators of the BJP and the Indigenous People’s Front 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 Home Minister Amit Shah for giving him a chance to signify Tripura within the Upper House of Parliament.

“With the blessings of Mata Tripurasundari, I will continue to serve the beloved people of Tripura till my last breath,” the previous CM stated in a Facebook publish.

AGARTALA: Former Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday gained the byelection to the state’s lone Rajya Sabha seat, a ballot official stated right here.

Deb, who has been not too long ago made the BJP in-charge of Haryana, polled 43 votes- 36 of the saffron occasion 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.

Interestingly, Congress’s lone MLA Sudip Roy Barman abstained from voting.

State Congress president Birajit Sinha informed PTI, “Since we fielded no candidate, the occasion 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 Assembly bypoll.

Taking to social media, Deb expressed his gratitude to the legislators of the BJP and the Indigenous People’s Front 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 Home Minister Amit Shah for giving him a chance to signify Tripura within the Upper House of Parliament.

“With the blessings of Mata Tripurasundari, I will continue to serve the beloved people of Tripura till my last breath,” the previous CM stated in a Facebook publish.