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Outgoing Tripura CM Manik Sarkar moves in to party office

Outgoing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar left his official bungalow on Marx-Engels Sarani and moved in to the CPI(M)’s State headquarters here on Wednesday.

Mr. Sarkar quietly checked into a room in Dasarath Deb Smriti Bhavan, the party headquarters, in the Melarmath area late in the afternoon. But party leaders let this be known only after 9pm.

The Bhavan is about 500 metres from the Chief Minister’s bungalow.

Mr. Sarkar, officiating until Biplab Kumar Deb is sworn in as the Chief Minister of the first BJP-led government on Friday, is entitled to a government accommodation, personal staff, multi-purpose worker and a house guard besides Y-category security. But he is unlikely to avail himself of such facilities and will continue to live in the party office’s one-room guest house, a party member said.

“He moved in with his personal belongings and a few books. Only a TV set was added to the room for him to be updated with events across the world,” said a party leader wh did not want to be quoted.

Mr. Sarkar, regarded as India’s poorest Chief Minister, does not own a home. The CPI(M) has said he donated his ancestral property in Udaipur, 65 km south of Agartala, to the party.

Mr. Sarkar was born in Udaipur, as was his BJP successor, Mr. Deb.

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