BJP parliamentary board to meet for deciding Tripura chief minister

WION Web Team Agartala, Tripura, India Mar 03, 2018, 07.46 AM(IST)

File photo: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav with Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb. Photograph:( PTI )

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The BJP Parliamentary Board includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

The BJP is likely to form the next government in Tripura. 

The BJP and its ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) have surged ahead and established a lead in 41 constituencies. The majority mark in the 60-member Assembly is 31.

The BJP Parliamentary Board, the party's highest decision-making body, will meet this evening to decide on the future chief minister of Tripura, where the party, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said today.

"Our Parliamentary Board 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.

The BJP Parliamentary Board includes 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 and a few others. 

(With inputs from PTI)