In Tripura, the first government of the Bharatiya Janata Party has become clouded by political crisis. In the first BJP government led by Biplab Deb, the tone of revolt has become so vocal that now there is a demand for change of leadership and some rebel BJP leaders are demanding a bigger role for themselves. In fact, the split in the Tripura BJP came to light when the party’s 12 disgruntled MLAs were reported to be in Delhi to meet National President JP Nadda and apprise him of the ‘poor governance’ in the state. These disgruntled MLAs say that this may also lead to the government falling in the 2023 assembly elections.
The MLA contingent includes former state health minister Sudeep Roy Burman, Ashish Saha, Sushant Choudhary, Ram Prasad Pal and Diba Chandra Harnakhal. If sources are to be believed, this group of rebel BJP MLAs has been camping in Delhi since Wednesday. Most of the rebel MLAs are from Congress. In such a situation, it will be seen whether the central BJP leadership takes some tough decisions to appease the rebel MLAs of the BJP or calms the tone of rebellion against Biplab Deb.
Rebellion in Tripura’s BJP government, many MLAs reached Delhi demanding removal of CM Biplab Deb
A member of the rebel legislature party said on condition of anonymity, ’25 out of 36 BJP MLAs now want change and proper manipulation of Biplab Kumar Deb-led Council of Ministers to give good governance to the people. Could. ‘ He alleged that Deb’s ‘poor leadership and misrule’ has ruined the party in the state. It is now ‘cut off from the people but the lost land can be regained by good governance’.
In fact, former Youth Congress president Sushant Choudhary, who joined BJP ahead of the assembly elections held in February 2018, said that he expected to meet BJP national president JP Nadda and other leaders of the organization to discuss the current situation. He said that he also plans to take time to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Sudeep Roy Burman is the son of former Tripura Chief Minister Sudhir Roy Burman.
Asked if he would demand Deb be removed from the post of chief minister, he said that we will apprise the central leadership of what is happening in Tripura. They will decide whether they have to interfere in the case. Our fight is not against the ideology of the BJP. We are confident under the leadership of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister.
Significantly, in the 60-member Assembly in Tripura, BJP has 36 MLAs along with eight members of the local organization and the allied IPFT. The CPI (M) has 16 legislators. However, it remains to be seen what the central BJP leadership takes on this attitude of rebel MLAs. However, earlier State BJP President Dr. Manik Saha had said in an interview to a local TV channel on Saturday that he was not aware of some MLAs being in Delhi. He also said that action will be taken if the party’s discipline is disturbed.