BJP Parl board will decide Tripura CM: Ram Madhav

RSTV Bureau
FILE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah

FILE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah

Ecstatic with a historic victory in Tripura, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav announced that the BJP Parliamentary Board will meet this evening to decide on the future Chief Minister of Tripura.

BJP is set to form the next government in the north-eastern state with comfortable leads on 2/3 rd sets in the 60-member assembly.

“Our Parliamentary Board (the party’s highest decision making body) will meet in the evening and take a call,” he said at a press conference when asked who will be the BJP chief minister in Tripura.

Agartala: BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav and Tripura BJP chief Biplab Kumar Deb greet the supporters after party's victory in Tripura Assembly elections results in Agartala, March 3, 2018. PTI

Agartala: BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav and Tripura BJP chief Biplab Kumar Deb greet the supporters after party’s victory in Tripura Assembly elections results in Agartala, March 3, 2018.
PTI

The BJP Parliamentary Board comprises Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari besides a few others.

The BJP top leader also credited the favourable results in Tripura to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and people of the state’s desire for change.

“The prime minister had addressed four rallies in Tripura. He had worked very hard and continuously monitored our campaigning. The credit must go to him,” he said.

Saying that people of Tripura positively responded to the BJP’s call for defeating the Left, Madhav said, “People responded very well to our call ‘Chalo Paltai’ (Let’s Change)”.

(With inputs from PTI)