He stated that great leaders like Subhas Bose, poet laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi were born in the country, also termed it 'lucky' that Deb was born in Tripura.
Deb, who was scheduled to fly to Khowai district to attend some government programmes, later reached there by road.
Biplab Deb still enjoying facilities of CM post, trying to run parallel administration in Tripura: Congress
The BJP was quick to hit back, stating that the grand old party was 'levelling baseless allegations out of frustration'.
Deb, who had steered BJP to a stunning victory by ending the Left Front rule in 2018, extended good wishes to his successor Manik Saha.
All the ministers of the Biplab Kumar Deb cabinet, barring Mevar Kumar Jamatia of IPFT, found a place in the new cabinet, an official said.
Asserting that he has good relations with Deb, Manik Saha claimed that he came to know that he would be the next chief minister at 4 PM on Saturday.
Sources said the move comes after an analysis sent by the RSS to BJP's central leadership indicated there was a need for a change of guard in the party and government.
Former Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigned earlier on Saturday.
There have been rumours of infighting within the BJP's Tripura unit.
Fish consumption in Tripura has increased to 25.53 per cent in 2020-21 financial year from 24.96 per cent in 2017-18.
CPM writes to Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb after party offices are attacked, houses of leaders ransacked
As many as 39 attacks were carried out on party offices, houses of CPM leaders and supporters since election results were declared on Thursday.
Earlier, BJP's Tripura unit president Manik Saha campaigned for the party in the poll-bound state.
This year’s March 9 is when the lawmakers will complete four years in office and become eligible for lifelong pension.
Trouble started brewing when one of the MLAs, Sudip Roy Barman, was sacked as a minister in May 2019 following his differences with the CM.
Sudip Roy Barman and Asish Saha met Speaker Ratan Chakraborty and handed over their resignation letters in the morning.
He also appealed to people to maintain COVID-appropriate behaviour like wearing face masks, using hand sanitizers, and maintaining social distancing.
All of them were posted at a drilling site of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation at Konaban.
On November 6, the police had booked the people, including 68 Twitter users, for sharing “objectionable news items/statements” on the alleged anti-Muslim violence in the state.
The notice was sent from Police Net of Kolkata to the Director General of Tripura Police, V S Yadav on Tuesday evening.
The Centre on November 3 cut the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10 respectively to bring down retail rates from record highs.