AGARTALA, March 4 - The first-ever BJP-IPFT Government in Tripura will take oath of office and secrecy here on March 7 next, according to party sources.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and twenty Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled States are expected to join the swearing in ceremony, said BJP spokesman Victor Shome.
The BJP-IPFT made phenomenal results in the recently concluded Assembly elections by bagging 43 Assembly seats putting an end to the 25-year old Marxist Government in the State.
�BJP and its partner IPFT would-be MLAs would meet on March 6 to pick the alliance leader in the Assembly. The party has already deputed Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to remain present in the legislators party meeting�, he said.
However, he declined to specify on who will be Chief Minister although the name of Biplab Deb, who won the election from Banamalipur Assembly constituency, is doing the rounds for the post of chief minister.
Sources said the party has already begun consultation on the formation of the Cabinet. As per the guideline, the 60-member Assembly shall have 12 (1+11) Cabinet and it is almost certain that young leaders will be included in the Cabinet to deliver the best.
Meanwhile, IPFT president NC Debbarma appealed the BJP leadership to provide �proper opportunity� while forming the Cabinet. �We are in favour of receiving a proper opportunity as we did excellent by winning eight ST reserved seats out of nine allotted seats�, he said.
�We also appeal the BJP leadership to maintain the �tradition of Northeastern States� while electing leader of the combine as it was not done by the Left Front�, he told the media here on Saturday.
The bureaucrat-turned politician� who won the election by 12,652 votes in Takarjala Assembly constituency, further appealed the party supporters not to indulge in post poll violence and remain calm in the transition period.