Tripura CM Biplab Deb faces revolt as MLAs reach Delhi to get him removed
“We are about 12 MLAs who have decided we would appraise the party leadership about total dictatorship, poor governance of the CM, which in turn is leaving the party very unpopular,” Barman said
BJP MLAs from Tripura have reached Delhi to meet party’s top leaders and brief them on what they claim "poor leadership" and "misrule" of the chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb
According to a report in NDTV, a group of BJLP MLAs led by BJP MLA Sudip Roy Barman, the former state health minister has sought appointments with party chief JP Nadda, and general secretary BL Santosh.
"We are about 12 MLAs who have decided we would appraise the party leadership about total dictatorship, poor governance of the chief minister, which in turn is leaving the party very unpopular," Barman said.
"We want to tell the national leadership that we are all committed workers of the party and would like the BJP rule in the state to sustain for more than one term. But if the present leadership continues, opposition forces like the Left and even the Congress will gather lost ground.”
"Already the chief minister has embarrassed the party more than once with those loose comments on several issues," former state health minister added.
"During the ongoing pandemic, there is no dedicated health minister in the state," one of the leader said.
"Experienced IAS and IPS officers are leaving the state either on deputation or voluntary retirement since they are unable to cope with Chief Minister's dictatorship nature. He has even threatened the media and journalists have opened up a front against him," he said.
"Majority of the party MLAs want a leadership change," the MLA added.
The BJP and its ally the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) had registered a landmark victory in the state in 2018, dislodging the 25-year-old Left Front government. In the 60-member assembly, the BJP has 36 MLAs and has the support of 8 IPFT MLAs.