The next Manik in charge of Tripura is a dental surgeon.

Manik Saha, a CM-designate in Tripura, was a dental surgeon and professor at Tripura Medical College . He assumed leadership of the party state unit four years later .

GUWAHATI: Manik Saha, a CM-designate in Tripura, was a dental surgeon and professor at Tripura Medical College before heading into politics.Biplab Kumar Deb, 69, left Congress and joined the BJP in 2016.Saha (69), who is thought to be a close confidant of his predecessor, left Congress in 2016.He assumed the leadership of the party's state unit four years later, replacing Deb.

Saha was elected to the Rajya Sabha in March last year.Saha completed his postgraduate study in 1983 with a bachelors degree in dental surgery, and in 1995 with a doctorate.He is also president of the Tripura Cricket Association, a devoted cricketer.People describe Saha as a confident individual who rose the BJP ladder to become its president in just four years.

He also exceeded his target of enrolling 3,00,000 new members by more than twofold.Saha, the state party president, led BJP to a landslide victory in the Tripura civic polls in November 2021.