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BJP has declared former Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha by-election. This Rajya Sabha seat of Tripura fell vacant after Manik Saha became the Chief Minister. The by-election is to be held on September 22. BJP is in majority in the assembly. In such a situation, the victory of Biplab is almost certain.
Earlier, Biplab Dev (50) was removed from the post of Chief Minister and made Saha the Chief Minister. Deb has also been made in-charge of party affairs in Haryana. Meanwhile, Biplab Kumar Deb thanked PM Modi. “Thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah, who chose me as the BJP candidate for the Rajya Sabha MP from Tripura,” he said. I am committed to work for the development and welfare of Tripura and its people.