Ratan Chakraborty.

Three-time MLA Ratan Chakraborty is likely to be the new Speaker of the Tripura Assembly.

Speaker Rebati Mohan Das quit the post last week citing “personal reasons”

Chakraborty, a septuagenarian political leader who joined the BJP in 2017 and was elected to the state Assembly from the Khayerpur constituency in 2018 polls, is a former minister in the Congress-led government.

Party sources said that Chakraborty’s elevation to the Speaker’s post was part of the BJP’s central leaders’ decision to revamp both the government and the party organisation ahead of the 2023 assembly polls.

A good orator, Chakraborty went to Trinamool Congress along with former Tripura Chief Minister, the late Sudhir Ranjan Majumdar but returned to the parent party (Congress) in 2002.

Chakraborty said that he would perform whatever responsibility the party bestows on him.

As per reports, Deputy Speaker Biswa Bandhu Sen, who also joined the BJP from TMC in 2017, was trying hard to become the Speaker.

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