Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar resigns as CM

Vastavam web: Outgoing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar submitted his resignation to Governor Tathagata Roy here today, a day after the CPI(M)-led Left Front was dethroned by the BJP-IPFT coalition after nearly 25 years in power.The governor advised Sarkar, who was chief minister since 1998, to continue until the new chief minister takes oath.He expressed gratitude to the people of the state and the staff members of the state administration.

The BJP-IPFT combine scripted history yesterday by winning the Tripura Assembly polls with a two-third majority, ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led Left Front in the northeastern state.The BJP and the Indigenous People s Front of Tripura (IPFT) won 43 seats and the CPI(M) won 16.