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Pratima Bhowmik is currently the Minister of State Social Justice and Empowerment. She contested the Dhanpur seat and defeated Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Kaushik Chanda by 3500 votes as the results for the Tripura assembly elections was declared on Thursday.
Ahead of the Tripura Assembly Election 2023, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had declared incumbent Chief Minister Manik Saha as its CM face. However, reports are now hinting at a change in the BJP's plan with a new possible candidate emerging for the post now that the assembly polls are over.
Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik, who won Tripura's Dhanpur assembly constituency, could be a contender for the chief ministerial post in Tripura, sources told News 18.
Bhowmik is currently the Minister of State Social Justice and Empowerment. She contested the Dhanpur seat against CPM's Kaushik Chanda, TMC's Habil Mia, Tipra Motha's Amiya Dayal Noatia and two independent candidates Bappi Debnath and Rakesh Sukla Das.