Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Biography
Manik Sarkar is an Indian Politician and has been the Chief Minister of Tripura since March 1998. This Prominent leader of Students Federation of India, is governing Tripura in a coalition called the Left Front.
To a middle class family, on January 22, 1949, Manik Sarkar was born, at adhakishorepur, South Tripura. Manik Sarkar joined impulsively into the student’s movement during his early academic career, at the chaotic times of the food movement of 1967.
The movement was against the then Congress government of Tripura. Manik Sarkar has played a very important and dynamic role in this mass movement. Through this movement he was inducted into the CPI (M) party. In the year 1968, Manik Sarkar became a member of CPI (M). At that time he was only a student of the premier educational institution of the state, the M. B. B. College.
After that there is no looking back. Manik Sarkar had become the General Secretary of M. B. B. College Student’s Union. Manik Sarkar was nominated as the SFI candidate. Subsequently Manik Sarkar also held the post of SFI State Committee Secretary and of Vice President of the all India Committee of SFI in speedy progression.
From Calcutta University, Manik Sarkar acquired a Degree in Commerce. Manik Sarkar was selected a member of the CPI (M) State Committee in the year 1972, and was seated into the party state Secretariat in the year 1978. In that very same year the Left Front government for the first time had assumed office.
In the year 1985, Manik Sarkar became a member of the party Central Committee, at the 12th Party Congress held in 1985. In 1980, his first stretch as an MLA geared up. In a bye – election of the State Assembly, at that time he was elected as a CPI (M) candidate from Agartala Town constituency.
Manik Sarkar became the State Left Front Convener and the State Secretary of the CPI (M). Manik Sarkar has been elected from the Dhanpur Assembly Constituency in the Tripura Legislative elections in 1998, under Sonamura Sub – Division, West Tripura. Shri Sarkar became member of the CPI (M) politburo in 1998.