On Friday (March 10) Biplab Kumar Deb was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tripura forming first BJP government in the state after 25 years of Left party rule. On the event, PM Narendra urged Opposition party’s chief and former CM of Tripura, Manik Sarkar’s help and support to smoothly run the newly formed government.

After 25 years, a major political overture was seen in Tripura, a change of political party ruling over the state and experiencing a new bubbling energy filled with enthusiasm – as per BJP spokesperson. The swearing-in ceremony of new Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb was held at the Assam Rifles ground in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and senior BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. Besides these top guns of BJP, Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states like Vijay Rupani (Gujarat), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh), Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam) and Raghubar Das (Jharkhand), besides others, also attended the function.

More significantly, outgoing Chief Minister of Tripura – Manik Sarkar was also present in the ceremony held yesterday. After Biplab Kumar Deb took the oath, PM Narendra Modi took over the mic for opening up the new fresh governance system in Tripura. Calling it a historic day, PM Narendra Modi expressed that the day will be remembered for years, saying, “It feels like, today, the people of Tripura are celebrating Diwali. We are lighting the lamp of progress and prosperity. There is new vigour and enthusiasm here. I congratulate everyone.”

However, as unlikely as it may sound, PM Modi urged the Opposition party’s outgoing CM Manik Sarkar to help and support in running the new government in Tripura smoothly. Modi said, “Ours is a new and fresh team, while the Opposition has been in power for long. In age, too, we have a younger team. We will need to work together for the progress of Tripura’s people.” After that, Modi said that the elections have now completed and assured the people of Tripura that the government will even work for people who did not vote for the now-ruling party – a huge favour that it is. Right?