Sudip Roy Barman
File image of Tripura BJP MLA Sudip Roy Barman

Tripura health and family welfare minister Sudip Roy Barman was sacked from his post for his poor performance.

“After scrutinising his performance as minister and role in the party, chief minister and party president Biplab Kumar Deb removed Barman from the ministry,” Tripura BJP spokesman Nabendu Bhattacharjee said.

Bhattacharjee said the party never tolerate indiscipline and poor performance.

He said after panchayat elections the chief minister may expand and reshuffle his council of ministers.

After Barman’s removal, the strength of the Tripura ministry has come down to eight against the prescribed 12.

In a notification on Friday night, acting chief secretary Kumar Alok said, “Sudip Roy Barman ceased to be a member of the council of ministers. The governor, Kaptan Singh Solanki, has acted on the advice of the chief minister.”

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