Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb tendered his resignation to the governor on Saturday. It comes just a year before the state goes to the polls.
“Party is first and foremost. I am a loyal worker of the BJP. I hope I have done justice to the responsibilities entrusted to me – be it BJP State Chairman or Chief Minister of Tripura. J ‘ve worked for the overall development of Tripura, and to secure peace for the people of the state,” Deb said as quoted by the news agency. PTI.
“The 2023 election is coming and the party wants a responsible organizer to take charge of affairs here. A government can only be formed if the organization is strong. After the election, obviously someone will become the chief minister” , he added.
He had traveled to New Delhi on Thursday and met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP Chairman JP Nadda to discuss party affairs in the northeastern state.
The legislative Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet at 8 p.m. to elect the new CM. Union Minister Bhupender Yadav and BJP General Secretary Vinod Tawde were appointed central observers.
It is assumed that Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, who is related to the former royal family of Tripura, will assume the duties of acting CM. Union Minister Pratima Bhowmick is also a candidate.
Deb was sworn in as the first BJP chief minister in the state in 2018, ending the 25-year rule of the Communist Party of India.