Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb resigned today in an unexpected move on Saturday.
The Tripura Chief Minister announced his resignation to the Governor. This comes less than a year before the state’s election.
Following a meeting with the governor at the Raj Bhavan in Agartala, the outgoing chief minister made the announcement.
Biplab Kumar Deb after his resignation said, ‘Above all, BJP is in charge. I worked for the party under PM Modi’s leadership and direction. As the head of the party’s state unit and as Chief Minister, I have tried to do justice to the people of Tripura. I attempted to maintain peace, promote development, and steer the state away from the Covid crisis.’
He told the media, ‘There is a time limit on everything. That is the time frame in which we work. Biplab Deb can fit in anywhere, whether I’m assigned to CM or another position.’
Deb arrived in Delhi two days ago and met with Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda.
According to sources, the decision to resign came from the BJP’s leadership. There have been infighting within the Tripura BJP, according to media reports.
The legislative party of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet at 5 pm to elect the new Chief Minister. As Central Observers, union minister Bhupender Yadav and BJP general secretary Vinod Tawde, have been named.
Following his victory in the 2018 Assembly elections, Biplab became the state’s Chief Minister, ending the Left Front’s 25-year rule. Tripura is set to hold elections next year.