Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigns

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb submitted his resignation to the governor on Saturday. This comes just one year before the state goes to the polls.

“Party is above all. I am a loyal worker for the BJP. I hope I have done justice to the responsibility given to me – whether it was the BJP State President or Tripura Prime Minister. I have worked for the overall development of Tripura , and to ensure peace for the people of the state, “Deb was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI.

“The 2023 election is approaching, and the party wants a responsible organizer to take care of the affairs here. A government can only be formed if the organization is strong. After the election, someone will obviously become prime minister,” he added.

He had gone to New Delhi on Thursday and met with EU Interior Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda to discuss the party’s affairs in the northeastern state.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislative Party will meet at 20.00 to elect the new CM. Union Minister Bhupender Yadav and BJP Secretary-General Vinod Tawde have been appointed as key observers.

It is speculated that Deputy Prime Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, who is related to the then royal family Tripura, will take the lead as interim CM. Union Minister Pratima Bhowmick is also a challenger.

Deb had taken the oath as the first BJP chief minister in the state in 2018, ending the 25-year rule of the Communist Party of India.

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