Tripura: Dissident group prepares gameplan to remove Biplab Deb from CM post

Tripura: Dissident group prepares gameplan to remove Biplab Deb from CM post

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AGARTALA: A group of dissidents in Tripura -- led by MLAs Ram Prasad Paul, Sudip Roy Barman, and Ronojoy Deb claim that he is "very much optimistic" that the BJP's Central leadership will take a decision to "revitalize" the State Government as well as the Tripura state BJP unit.

Last month, a group of MLAs led by Ram Prasad Paul met BJP President J P Nadda to discuss some concerns about the Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb. They were reportedly seeking the ouster of Biplab Kumar Deb. However, a source from Tripura informed Inside Northeast that barring some miracle, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is likely to retain his post.

Another group of BJP leaders -- headed by the party's former Tripura President Ronojoy Deb -- met party general secretary Arun Singh. According to reports, the Chief Minister was termed as a "dictator."

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The dissident group recently met in the residence of Ram Prasad Paul and tried to formulate strategies to remove Biplab from his post.

According to reports, the leadership of the Indigeous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) has assured its support to the dissident camp in its bid to remove Biplab from the Chief Ministerial post. The IPFT is part of the alliance Government in Tripura.

It has been pointed out that the Chief Minister alone is looking after 30 departments, due to which there is a resentment in the party against his leadership. Furthermore, as many as 4 ministerial berths are lying vacant in Tripura, which, the dissidents claim, is leading to misgovernance.

This group of dissidents claims that it has the support of at least 26 MLAs and is ready to approach the Governor Ramesh Vais.

The impending visit of Vinode Shankar -- BJP observer for Tripura -- is going to be crucial for the group of dissidents as well CM Biplab Kumar Deb.

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