BJP MLA Ratan Chakraborty takes charge as Speaker of Tripura Legislative Assembly


Guwahati:  Veteran Tripura leader and former minister Ratan Chakraborty has been elected as the new Assembly Speaker unopposed after incumbent Rebati Mohan Das quit earlier this month, citing “personal reasons”.

Chakraborty, who joined the BJP in 2017 and was elected from the Khayerpur constituency in 2018 polls, is a former minister in the Congress-led government (1988-1993).

Party sources said that Chakraborty’s elevation was part of the BJP central leadership’s decision to revamp both the government and the party organisation ahead of the 2023 Assembly polls.

(Inputs from IANS)