First politician to join Union Cabinet from Tripure, Pratima Bhowmik

Pratima Bhowmik

Pratima Bhowmik

Pratima Bhowmik, also popularly known as “Pratima di”, a 52-year-old woman, scripted a new history on Wednesday by becoming the first ever politician to join the Union Cabinet from Tripura. She took charge as the central minister.Earlier, from Tripura two men named Santosh Mohan Deb and Triguna Sen were elected as members of the Parliament and took charge in the central cabinet. However,

it is said that they were not from Tripura stating that Deb lived in Silchar (Assam) and Sen was from West Bengal, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted: “A moment of immense pride for #Tripura that @PratimaBhoumik ji, the foremost representative of #NariShakti of the state, has joined PM Shri @narendramodi led Union Council of Ministers”, on Bhowmik’s achievement. It is noted that Bhowmik is the first time MP.

She was elected from West Tripura in the last general elections. Before being elected as MP she was the general secretary of Tripura in BJP. Later she withdrew as general secretary of Tripura in BJP and joined as a Member of Parliament. Now she holds the post of vice-president of the state unit. It is said that she graduated in Science from Tripura Women’s College and always maintained a low profile in spite of being socially active.





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