19 - 01 - 2019

Biplab to continue as BJP state president

Agartala,Jan 7,2019 :Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb  will remain  as president of state BJP till the end of Parliament election process, the BJP state general secretary Pratima Bhowmik said today. Deb was named state president of BJP on January 06, 2016. His 3-year tenure ended Saturday.

Addressing a press conference here in party office, the BJP state general secretary said that BJP chief Amit Shah agreed to extend Deb’s tenure as state president till August 31 this year.

“We discussed the issue with national president Amit Shah yesterday during his tour in Tripura  and appealed  to party chief for  giving  Biplab Kumar Deb an extension since Lok Sabha polls are drawing close. He has agreed that Deb will stay as state president will August 31, 2019. This is good news for us”, Bhowmik said.

On a different issue, Pratima Bhowmik today criticized Left trade union CITU for taking the lead in nationwide trade union strike to be held on January 08, 09. She appealed all employees and workers in government, semi-government and private organizations of the state to reject the strike call and assured her party would take responsibility for any damage of vehicles incurred during the strike hours.