Deb made the announcement after meeting the Governor at the Raj Bhavan
Biplab Kumar Deb. File Pic
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said he has submitted his resignation to Governor SN Arya. Deb made the announcement after meeting the governor at the Raj Bhavan.
He went to New Delhi and met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday for a confabulation on the party's affairs in the Northeastern state. There have been rumours of infighting within the BJP's state unit.
Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, who is related to the erstwhile Tripura royal family, is expected to take charge in the interim, sources said. The state is slated to go to assembly elections next year.
BJP legislature party to meet to elect new CM
Meanwhile, The BJP legislature party in Tripura will meet later on Saturday to elect its new leader to succeed Biplab Kumar Deb as chief minister, sources said.
Senior BJP leaders Bhupender Yadav and Vinod Tawde have been appointed as observers for the election of the legislature party leader, they said. Union Minister Yadav and the party's national general secretary Tawde are already in Tripura and will attend the legislature party meeting.
Besides them, the party's state incharge Vinod Sonkar will attend the meeting, they said.
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