BJP national president J P Nadda has asked Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb to cancel the public meeting he has called on December 13 in Agartala to let the public decide his fate as CM.

Nadda has stepped in to resolve the internal crisis in the Tripura unit is of the BJP.

BJP Tripura in-charge, Vinod Sonkar and Nadda spoke to Deb on Saturday night, asking him to continue as the chief minister.

“There is no threat to Biplab Deb’s leadership and he will continue to serve the people of Tripura as chief minister,” a report quoted Sonkar as saying.

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“Let the organisation handle the issues in the party,” he said.

Several dissident MLAs of the ruling BJP Tripura government and senior party leaders have been demanding the removal of Biplab Deb from the state leadership.

A delegation of the dissident MLAs led by former health minister Sudip Roy Barman, had even gone to New Delhi to meet Nadda and other party leaders to voice the current state of affairs in the present state government.

Later they also met North-East Democratic Alliance convener, Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati to discuss the issue.

Deb on Tuesday had said that he would address a public meeting at Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala to ask people whether they would like him to continue as the chief minister of the state.

He had said that he would inform the party’s central leadership if the public rejected him.

BJP workers and dissident MLAs had slogans “Biplab Hatao, BJP Bachao” against Deb, demanding a change in the state leadership.

They also tried to block the vehicle of Sonkar, who assured them of discussing the issue with the central leadership of the party in New Delhi.

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