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Tripura BJP to get new chief

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Tripura BJP will have a new president with the nomination process ending on Tuesday. Manik Saha, a dental surgeon, emerged as the lone candidate and a consensus aspirant for the top job.

A formal announcement would be made tomorrow.

Party sources said Dr. Saha, 62, submitted his nomination papers on Saturday. West Tripura MP Pratima Bhowmik and State vice-president Rajib Bhattacharjee were also expected to contest, but they backed out.

Party insiders said Dr. Saha’s nomination was finalised following a consensus reached in consultation with the central leadership. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has also endorsed his candidature.

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