Tripura Congress President Resigns

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Congress President of Tripura Pradyot Debbarman has resigned from his post alleging differences with party general secretary in-charge of the Northeast Lizinho Falerio.

Debbarman, in his resignation letter, alleged that Luizinho had asked him to withdraw his case in the Supreme Court where he had made a plea for the updating of the National Register of Citizens. He further alleged that Falerio had asked him to either drop the case or leave the party.

According to sources, the letter has been marked to the Gandhis as well as Falerio. 

In a meeting held last week with Party President Sonia Gandhi along with the general secretaries, CMs, CLP leaders, Debbarman had caused a stir by stating that the party should invest in ways of attracting more young people in its fold, instead of working out ways of Gandhi Jayanti celebrations.

During the Tripura Assembly elections last year, Debbarman had almost left the party owing to differences with state leaders but was asked by the then party President Rahul Gandhi to stay back.

While the party registered only 1% vote share in the Assembly elections with no MLAs winning from the party, Debbarman was made the President of the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

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