Moments after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigned, the rival Trinamool Congress launched a virulent attack on him, saying even BJP bosses were “fed up with his incompetence”. The Mamata Banerjee-led party has recently put a lot of energy into making an entry into the Bengali-majority border state with frequent clashes with the ruling BJP.
Jumping at the chance to justify his criticism of Biplab Deb, Trinamool claimed the BJP was “shaken” by its progress in the state and that “change is inevitable”. Tripura goes to the polls next year.
“Goodbye and good riddance to the CM who let down thousands of people in #Tripura!
Enough damage done. So much so that even @BJP4India’s top bosses are fed up with his INCOMPETENCE.
The BJP folks seem very shaken by what @AITCofficial has achieved in the state. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE,” Trinamool tweeted.
Goodbye and good riddance to the CM who let down thousands of people in #Tripura!
Enough damage done.
So much so that even the best bosses of @BJP4India are fed up with his INCOMPETENCE.
BJP folks seem very shaken by this @AITCofficial reached in the state. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE. https://t.co/KtXY5WP2ae
— Trinamool Indian Congress (@AITCofficial) May 14, 2022
Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has been making frequent trips to the northeastern state recently with thoughts of the upcoming assembly elections. The BJP, however, called Trinamool a “non-factor” in Tripura affairs.
The two parties fought a fierce battle to win over the electorate of Tripura, often leading to violent skirmishes between their cadres.
Mr Deb made the announcement after meeting the Governor of Raj Bhavan.
“The party wants me to work to strengthen the organization,” PTI news agency quoted Biplab Deb as saying.
The resignation follows reports of infighting within the BJP state unit.
The BJP legislative party in Tripura is reportedly due to meet later today to elect its new leader.
Senior BJP leaders Bhupender Yadav and Vinod Tawde, who are already in Tripura, have been appointed as observers for the election of the party’s leader to the legislature. Besides them, party official Vinod Sonkar will attend the meeting.