Left Front stakes claim to
form government in Tripura

  • Press Trust of India, PTI, Agartala
  • |
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2003 00:07 IST
The Left Front on Thursday staked claim to form the government in Tripura after unanimously electing Manik Sarkar as its leader.

A front delegation, led by its convenor Baidyanath Majumder, met Governor Lt Gen KM Seth and staked claim to form the next government after newly elected legislators unanimously elected Sarkar, Majumdar said.

Members of the fifth left front ministry will take oath tomorrow at Raj Bhavan, Majumder said.

The ministerial council would have 18 ministers, including five new faces, Majumder said.

The only elected woman candidate Bijaylakshmi Sinha would also be inducted into the new ministry.

One minister from the previous cabinet, Bidhu Bhushan Malakar would not be in the new cabinet, Majumder said.

Two ministers of the outgoing ministry could not win the February 26 elections.

Portfolios of the existing ministers would remain more or less same in the new ministry.


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