These 4 leaders got the chief minister’s chair as soon as they left the Congress, came and dominated the BJP
New Delhi. In Tripura, CM Biplab Deb suddenly surprised the Governor by submitting his resignation on Saturday evening. By the evening, the BJP high command also informed Tripura the name of the new chief minister. However, this is not the first experiment of major political upheaval in BJP-ruled states. Earlier, a shocking decision has been taken in Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Karnataka also. With this, BJP has made another record in the Northeast. Here in 4 states, BJP made leaders who left the Congress and made them sit on the chief minister’s chair. Let’s know about these leaders…
Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma from Congress became CM
Himanta Biswa Sarma became the 15th Chief Minister of Assam in the year 2021. He was given this responsibility in place of Sarbananda Sonowal. Himanta joined the BJP in 2015 after getting angry with the Congress. Himanta Biswa Sarma’s vigorous campaign in the 2016 assembly elections and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections was considered one of the important reasons for the BJP’s victory. Himanta has been elected MLA for the fifth consecutive time from the Jalukbari assembly seat of Assam. Himanta Biswa Sarma was made a cabinet minister in Sonowal’s government. In the 2021 elections, he won by a bumper margin of 1 lakh 1,911 votes. Himanta was made the convener of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) by the BJP. He made a big contribution in bringing the BJP to power in many states of the Northeast.
Manipur: N.N., who left Congress. Biren Singh becomes CM again
N. Biren Singh left the Congress in 2016 and joined the BJP, just a year before the 2017 assembly elections in Manipur. After 15 years, non-Congress government was formed in the state, then BJP made N Biren Singh as CM. N. Biren became the first CM of BJP in Manipur. Biren showed his stamina by winning the floor test of the assembly with the support of 33 MLAs of the BJP and its allies. Earlier, Biren Singh was a minister in the government led by Ibobi Singh, but he resigned from the Pradesh Congress Committee. In the same year, in the election of 2022, BJP contested in Manipur under the leadership of N Biren Singh and won. Ann Biren started his career as a football player. Later joined the Border Security Force (BSF). After that he turned to journalism. N Biren Singh has won the election for the fifth time from Hingang seat.
Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio first leader to become CM for the fourth time
Neiphiu Rio became the Chief Minister of Nagaland for the fourth time. His name has become the record of becoming CM for the most number of times. Rio has been a senior Congress leader. He broke away from the Congress in 2002. He had resigned due to differences with the then CM SC Jamir on the problem of Nagaland. After that, Rio joined the Naga People’s Front (NPF). It was associated with local political parties and the BJP. Under his leadership, the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) was formed. This alliance won the assembly elections in 2003. At the same time, Congress was thrown out of power after 10 years. Neiphiu Rio became the Chief Minister of Nagaland for the first time. In 2008, the DAN coalition formed the government and Rio became the CM. In 2013, the NPF won a majority in Nagaland. Rio became CM for the third time. Later in January 2018, Rio joined the National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) after the NPF broke its alliance with the BJP. Rio had forged an alliance with the BJP before the elections in 2018. On winning the election, became the Chief Minister with the help of BJP. Neiphiu started his political journey in 1989 and was the CM of Nagaland during 2003-08, 2008-13 and 2013-14.
Tripura: Dr. Manik Saha, who left Congress 6 years ago, became CM
Just a year before the assembly elections in Tripura, BJP has announced to replace Biplab Deb and make Dr. Manik Saha the new CM. Dr. Manik Saha left Congress and joined BJP in 2016. After coming to BJP, Manik was made the state president in 2020 after four years. He also became the President of Tripura Cricket Association. Recently nominated for Rajya Sabha and now elected for new CM. Manik Saha is a dentist by profession and his image is considered very clean. Manik is not considered to be of any camp in BJP.