|11th Chief Minister of Tripura|
|Assumed office |
15 May 2022
|Governor||Satyadev Narayan Arya|
|Deputy||Jishnu Dev Varma (till 2 March 2023)|
|Departments that hold|
|Preceded by||Biplab Kumar Deb|
|Member of the Tripura Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
26 June 2022
|Preceded by||Ashish Kumar Saha|
|Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha|
3 April 2022 – 4 July 2022
|Preceded by||Jharna Das|
|Succeeded by||Biplab Kumar Deb|
|President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Tripura|
|Born||8 January 1953|
Agartala, Tripura, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party (2016 – present)|
|Indian National Congress (till 2016)|
|Alma mater||Govt. Dental College, Patna, Bihar (B.D.S.) |
King George's Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (M.D.S.)
Manik Saha (born 8 January 1953) is an Indian politician serving as the 11th and current Chief Minister of Tripura since 2022. He represents the Town Bordowali Assembly constituency in the Tripura Legislative Assembly since 2022. He was also the former member of Rajya Sabha from Tripura from 2022 until he became Chief Minister in 2022 and the President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Tripura from 2020 to 2022. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party since 2016 and Indian National Congress before 2016.
Saha was a member of Indian National Congress before joining Bharatiya Janata Party in 2016. He became the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Tripura unit in 2020 till 2022. In June 2022, Saha was elected as an MLA. He is strongly critical of communism in Tripura. He declared himself anti-communist and a committed capitalist. He is one of the richest chief ministers of India in the state which had the poorest chief minister of India.
Chief Minister of Tripura
On 14 May 2022, just a year before assembly polls in the state, Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from his post. After a hurriedly called legislature party meeting, BJP announced Saha's name as his successor and said he would extend cooperation to the new chief minister. Saha took oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Tripura on 15 May 2022.
Saha was born to Makhan Lal Saha and Priya Bala Saha on 8 January 1953. He received his B.D.S. and M.D.S. in "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery" degrees from Govt. Dental College, Patna, Bihar and King George's Medical College, Lucknow. Saha is married to Swapna Saha, with whom he has two daughters. He is also the president of the Tripura Cricket Association. Before he joined mainstream politics, Saha used to teach in Tripura Medical College located at Hapania.
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