Demand for organisational change in Tripura BJP grows louder
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Demand for organisational change in Tripura BJP grows louder

The ten party leaders maintained that the state party has become weak and claimed that the new members of the BJP are being given power and more importance.

By Tanmoy Chakraborty

AGARTALA:

The political instability within the BJP in Tripura is far from being resolved as the demand for change in the state party leadership by dissidents grows louder.

The party leaders placed their demand before the BJP porbhari (in charge) of Tripura, Vinod Sonkar, who arrived in Tripura on January 8 for his three-day tour.

On the last day of his visit, ten former BJP leaders of Tripura met Sonkar.

One of the ten leaders who met Sonkar, on the condition of anonymity, informed that the topic of change in government was not raised as they have no say in matters relating to the government.

"We talked about the organisation of the party; we talked about a change in team leadership," said the former leader.

The BJP prabhari responded and said he cannot make any changes in the state leadership but will convey their views to the central leadership.

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The ten party leaders maintained that the state party has become weak and claimed that the new members of the BJP are being given power and more importance.

"BJP needs change; the party needs to be strengthened," they said.

The former leaders seem to be diverting their target from chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb to the state BJP president, Manik Saha.

A rebel group in state BJP including some MLAs and former leaders had been raising the issue of change in the state party leadership and the removal of the CM for the past many months now.

One month ago when Sonkar first arrived in the state, some supporters of the rebel group shouted slogans like “Biplab hatao, BJP Bachao” (Remove Biplab, Save BJP).

(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)

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