Last Updated: September 22, 2022, 23:35 IST
Agartala (incl. Jogendranagar, India
State Congress president Birajit Sinha told PTI, “Since we fielded no candidate, the party had requested Barman to skip the voting process.” The seat had fallen vacant as Manik Saha, on being made the chief minister, resigned to contest an Assembly bypoll. Taking to social media, Deb expressed his gratitude to the legislators of the BJP and the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) for electing him as Rajya Sabha MP from the state.
He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for giving him an opportunity to represent Tripura in the Upper House of Parliament.
“With the blessings of Mata Tripurasundari, I will continue to serve the beloved people of Tripura till my last breath,” the former CM said in a Facebook post.