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Ex-CM Biplab Kumar Deb.

Tripura’s dissident BJP MLA Ram Prasad Paul has reportedly met BJP president JP Nadda at his residence in New Delhi.

Party insiders said president Nadda gave him a patient hearing to his grievances against chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Paul reportedly apprised Nadda of the “sharply deteriorating organisational profile” of the BJP in the state.

“He informed Nadda of how genuine and tested leaders and workers of the party, including MLAs, have been relegated to positions of insignificance by the new BJP dispensation,” said a party leader privy to the meeting between Nadda and Paul.

Earlier in October, four BJP legislators–Asish Kumar Saha, Sushanta Chowdhury and Parimal Debbarma besides Paul had met the BJP chief in Delhi seeking removal of Deb as chief minister.

Ashis Das, another dissident BJP MLA, on Sunday publicly called upon the Dalit and the people belonging to the scheduled caste to raise voice against the Biplab Deb government.

Das was the first BJP MLA in Tripura, who came out openly against chief minister Deb.

He took on the chief minister for ‘persuading vendetta’ politics and indulging corruption and depriving the ‘genuine party leaders and workers’.

Soon after the open statement of Das against Deb, as many as 18 BJP MLAs and ten senior party leaders came together seeking removal of the chief minister.

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