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CM Biplab Deb resigns a year ahead of Tripura assembly elections

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In a surprise move, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb stepped down from his position on Saturday. According to news agency PTI, Deb said he had submitted his resignation to the Governor.

“We are taken by surprise. Don’t know what prompted him. But obviously he had discussions with the party central leadership. The party may have some plans and we are confident that it will be good for the party,” said a minister in Deb’s Cabinet.

BJP legislature party in Tripura will meet later on Saturday evening to elect its new leader, party leaders told PTI.

“Party wants me to work to strengthen the organisation,” PTI quoted Biplab Deb as saying.

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