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Pradyot Debbarman resigns as Tripura Congress chief

Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman resigned from all party positions on September 24 over his plea for implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state and refusing to “compromise” with other Congress leaders.

Debbarman said the central leadership had requested him not to make his resignation public before the by-elections to Badharghat constituency, which was held on September 24.

“I have resigned from all posts of the Congress a few days ago. The party high command had asked me to compromise with a section of state leaders but I told them it was not possible,” Debbarman said

Debbarman, the grandson of Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya who had ruled the princely state of Tripura, was appointed as the Tripura PCC president on February 25.

Earlier in the day, in a Facebook post, Debbarman wrote: “Woke up today after a long time feeling relaxed. I start this day without having to listen to criminals and liars….not having to listen to ‘High Command’ on how to accommodate corrupt people in high positions…”

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