Published On: Thu, Mar 8th, 2018

Outgoing-India’s poorest CM to make CPI(M) office his new home

Agartala: Outgoing India’s poorest chief minister Manik Sarkar will be today shifting to his new residence–the CPI(M) state committee office.

Tripura’s outgoing CM Manik Sarkar

Sarkar, who has ruled Tripura for 20 years, is in the process of checking out of his official residence on Marx-Engels Sarani, about 500 metres from his new home, CPI(M) state party secretary Bijan Dhar told reporters.

“He would be moving in to the party office in a few hours. Sarkar would be living in one room of the party office guest house with his wife Panchali Bhattacharya,” he said.

CPI(M) Office Secretary Haripada Das said the veteran leader had asserted that he would “eat what is cooked in the party office kitchen”.

“He has already sent packets of books and clothes and some CDs to the party office. Sarkar might shift to a government quarter if he is allocated one by the new government,” Das said.

Sarkar’s wife had earlier told PTI that she would be donating Marxist literature and books to the party office library and the Birchandra Central library here.

The couple has no children.

Sarkar’s affidavit for the 2018 Tripura Assembly election revealed that he is the chief minister with least possessions among all his counterparts in India.

The BJP had demolished the Left citadel in the recently concluded Assembly election in Tripura, ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led Left Front and the 20-year reign of Sarkar.

Inputs with PTI

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