Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday tendered his resignation from the CM post, to governor Satyadeo Narain Arya. As per reports, new CM elections will be held in Tripura. Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav and party general secretary Vinod Tawde have reached Agartala as central observers. The name of the new CM will be decided in the legislature party meeting, which will take place today at 5 pm. After resigning as Tripura CM, Deb said BJP wants him to work to strengthen the organisation.
Deb made the announcement after meeting the governor at the Raj Bhavan. He went to New Delhi and met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday for a confabulation on the party’s affairs in the Northeastern state.
There have been rumours of infighting within the BJP’s state unit. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, who is related to the erstwhile Tripura royal family, is expected to take charge in the interim, sources said.
Meanwhile, an internal rift is at play in the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of the ruling BJP in the state.
The state is slated to go to assembly elections next year.
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