Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Saturday tendered his resignation before the governor. The issue comes just a year before the state elections.
“In order to strengthen the BJP’s base in the state, I need to work at the grassroots level in various fields. In order to form a BJP government again in the near future, I have to work as a general worker rather than as chief minister. Assembly elections,” Deb was quoted as saying. ANI,
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislative Party will meet at 8 pm to elect a new Chief Minister. Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav and BJP general secretary Vinod Tawde have been appointed as central observers.
In 2018, Deb was sworn in as the first BJP chief minister of the state, ending 25 years of Communist Party of India rule.