Biplab Deb resigns as Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Saha frontrunner for the position

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Biplab Deb resigns as Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Saha frontrunner for the position

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from his submission on Saturday. He submitted his resignation to Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya. As per sources, BJP Tripura chief Manik Saha is more likely to take over as the new chief minister of the state.

The state is ready to go to the polls early next year. “We have to keep the BJP in power for lengthy in Tripura,” Biplab Deb, the BJP’s first CM in Tripura, stated post his resignation on Saturday.

He added, “The party [BJP] is above all. I’ve worked for the party below the leadership and course of PM Modi. I’ve tried to do justice to the people of Tripura as the pinnacle of the party’s state unit and as CM. I’ve tried to make sure peace, improvement, and steer the state out of the Covid disaster.”

Promising to at all times work for Tripura’s betterment, he stated, “I thank Central leadership & people of Tripura for giving me the responsibility to serve Tripura as a Chief Minister. I’ve wholeheartedly served my State & will at all times work for the betterment of my State. Tripura shall undoubtedly march forward within the path of debt. Jai Hind.”

The resignation comes a day after Biplab Kumar Deb met Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. The decision relating to his resignation, based on sources, came from the BJP’s leadership.

WHAT NEXT?

The new chief minister of the state will be elected at a gathering of the BJP’s MLAs. Union minister Bhupender Yadav and BJP basic secretary Vinod Tawde have been made central observers for the BJP’s legislature party meet.

The new chief minister of the state could also be announced on Saturday night.

The three names doing the rounds for the position of Tripura CM are:

  • Rajya Sabha MP and BJP Tripura chief Manik Saha
  • Deputy CM Jishnu Deb Barman
  • MP and Minister of State in Union government Pratima Bhoumik

REACTIONS

Reacting to Biplab Kumar Deb‘s resignation, the All India Trinamool Congress tweeted, “Goodbye & good riddance to the CM who failed thousands of individuals in Tripura! Sufficient damage was done. A lot in order that even the highest bosses at BJP are fed up with his INCOMPETENCE.”

The celebration added, “Of us at BJP seem very rattled by what TMC achieved within the state. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.”

Sudip Roy Burman, the former state health minister who left BJP and joined Congress, stated, “By removing Biplab, BJP has admitted {that a} loot raj happened in Tripura.”

Sudip Roy Burman was foremost amongst senior leaders and ministers who questioned Biplab Deb’s leadership during his tenure as CM.

TMC Tripura in charge of Rajib Banerjee stated, “Biplab’s government has failed on all issues. How is this government even working? The one various is Mamata Banerjee.”

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