Tripura Minister Sudip Roy Barman was on Friday removed from the state cabinet.
Mr Barman held multiple portfolios and had the charge of the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, IT, Science and Technology and Public Work Department (Drinking Water and Sanitation).
According to a notification issued by the Tripura Government, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb will hold the charge of PWD (DWS), Industry & Commerce (IT) and Health & Family Welfare. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma has been given the charge of Science, Technology and Environment
Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman has been removed from BJP-led coalition government in Tripura. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who was unhappy with Mr. Barman for his alleged anti-party activities, effected the change late Friday night.
An official notification signed by in-charge Chief Secretary Kumar Alok said Chief Minister will oversee three of four departments held by Mr. Barman while Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman will hold one department.
The notification said Sudip Roy Barman ‘ceased to be a member of the council of ministers.’
Mr. Barman was not seen anywhere during the BJP’s campaigns before the Lok Sabha elections. He even appealed people to vote for ‘eligible candidates’ which did not go down well with BJP top brass.
Mr. Barman, along with several Congress MLAs, joined the saffron party ahead of assembly elections held in February 2018.