Why has Biplab Kumar Deb resigned?
- Biplab Kumar Deb assumed the Tripura CM seat in March 2018
- He resigned a day after he met Amit Shah in New Delhi
- Deb was the first BJP CM of Tripura
In a quite surprising decision, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb rendered his resignation to Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya just a year before the assembly elections. Rajya Sabha MP Manika Saha has been appointed the new CM of Tripura by the BJP leadership.
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He also indicated that the top BJP leadership in New Delhi was not happy with his style of governance. It, according to media reports, asked him to step down. While addressing the media, Deb talked about what he tried to do during his over four years tenure that started in March 2018.
"The party [BJP] is above all. I have worked for the party under the leadership and direction of PM Modi. I have tried to do justice to the people of Tripura as the head of the party’s state unit and as CM. I have tried to ensure peace, development and steer the state out of the Covid crisis,”
Biplab Deb also said that "Everything has a time frame. We work in that time frame. Wherever I am sent, be it CM or some other post, Biplab Deb can fit in everywhere."
Deb’s resignation came a day after he met Union home minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah in New Delhi.
Soon after he sent his letter to the Tripura governor, the All India Trinamool Congress made a scathing attack on Deb. The party alleged that he failed thousands of people in Tripura. So, his top bosses are unhappy with him.
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Reacting to Biplab Kumar Deb's resignation, the All India Trinamool Congress tweeted, "Goodbye & good riddance to the CM who failed thousands of people in Tripura! Enough damage done. So much so that even the top bosses at BJP are fed up of his INCOMPETENCE."
Sudip Roy Burman, the former state health minister who defected BJP and joined Congress, said, "By removing Biplab, BJP has admitted that a loot raj was happened in Tripura."
Sudip Roy Burman was foremost among senior leaders and ministers who questioned Biplab Deb's leadership credentials during his tenure as CM.