On Wednesday, Dibachandra Hrangkhawal, a tribal MLA of the BJP-IPFT coalition government resigned from the assembly.
Hrangkhawal, the MLA of Karamcherra in Dhalai becomes the seventh legislator in the state to quit the ruling coalition this year.
He highlighted personal reasons for his resignation.
The incident is raising new dimensions in the state politics. While speaking to reporters, he said, “I have submitted my resignation as an MLA to the secretary of the assembly because speaker Ratan Chakraborty was not present. I have resigned on personal grounds”.
Hrangkhawal said that he has not yet decided the next course of action but will definitely remain in politics in the upcoming days.
Notably, he was the president of the state Congress and joined the BJP just before the 2018 assembly elections.
BJP spokesperson Subrata Chakraborty said that Hrangkhawal was not well and unable to perform his duties. He claimed that the resignation of Hrangkhawal will not impact the prospect of BJP in the 2023 assembly election.