Tripura leadership in crisis; state MLAs camping in Delhi



Tripura has come to the fore with 12 dissident MLAs camping in New Delhi to meet J P Nadda, the party's national president to express concern about "bad governance" in the state, which could lead to its downfall in the 2023 Assembly elections.

The legislators include former state health minister Sudip Roy Barman, Asish Saha, Sushanta Choudhury, Ramprasad Pal and Diba Chandra Hrankhawl.

"Twenty-five of the 36 BJP MLAs now want a change through reshuffling in the council of ministers headed by Biplab Kumar Deb so good governance could be delivered to the people," a member of the team said on condition of anonymity.

Sushanta Choudhury, former youth Congress president, told reporters that they are hopeful to meet BJP's national president JP Nadda and other organisational leaders to discuss on the current situation. He also said that they have a plan to seek appointments with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

"Neither the government nor the party is moving in the right direction. All the pre-poll promises, mentioned in the party's Vision Document, were made to be fulfilled. It should be reflected through action, but we are far away from reality. We want to highlight what is happening in the state," Choudhury said.