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Outgoing Tripura cabinet resigns

The outgoing cabinet in Tripura headed by chief minister Manik Sarkar has resigned to pave way for formation of a new ministry, official sources said.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2003 17:17 IST

The outgoing cabinet in Tripura headed by chief minister Manik Sarkar has resigned to pave way for formation of a new ministry, official sources said on Wednesday.

The chief minister submitted the resignation letter to Governor Lt General (Retd) KM Seth yesterday, they said, adding seth asked Sarkar to continue in office till the next government was formed.

The fifth left front government is scheduled to take oath on March 7 next, the sources said. The CPI-M is yet to officially announce the name of their legislature party leader.

The left front secured an absolute majority by winning 41 seats while the opposition Congress-Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) combine bagged 19 seats in the 60- member assembly, elections for which were held on February 26 last.

First Published: Mar 05, 2003 17:17 IST