Manik Sarkar, is the son of a tailor who still washes his own clothes. Manik Sarkar is also India's poorest Chief Minister. Manik Sarkar, is set to assume office for a fourth time after leading the Left to a huge electoral win in the Tripura assembly polls. The Communist Party of India-Marxist bagged 49 of the 60 seats while its ally Communist Party of India won one seat. The Congress finished with only 10 seats.