Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was expected to join the celebrations but could not as he was caught up in work, a BJP leader said.
Deb, who is being seen as a front runner for the coveted post, said that the BJP's newly elected legislators will unanimously take the decision in the regard.
All the six elected members of BJP from Gomati District said today that they would give priority to the development of education, health and drinking water as committed by BJP, to ensure availability of the basic facilities to all people which they have been deprived for the last 25 years in Tripura. Both sides were given 48 hours to prove they have the numbers to form the new government.
Besides, BJP national president Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari and other central ministers including some chief ministers of BJP ruled states are scheduled to attend the swearing in ceremony.
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The governor advised Sarkar, who was chief minister since 1998, to continue until the new chief minister takes oath.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who had campaigned in Tripura, said, "The party is achieving historical success in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I want to congratulate all party workers, PM Modi and party president Amit Shah".
"Now if we are not given respectable positions, we would support the government from outside", he said.
In Dimapur, BJP's north east strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP general secretary and north east in-charge Ajay Jamwal and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party's (NDPP) Neiphiu Rio discuss government formation in Nagaland. Our demand has been there for years to create separate state for tribal people of Tripura. He said that the IPFT would also seek a separate block for its MLAs in the Assembly unless it was given "respectable" positions in the state Cabinet, according to PTI.