Pratima Bhowmik, the Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment, resigned from the Tripura legislative assembly on Wednesday.
Despite being an elected MP and minister of state, the BJP leadership gave her the opportunity to contest the assembly elections in 2023 from Dhanpur constituency.
Notably, Bhoumik was the first non-Left MLA to represent the Dhanpur assembly seat in Tripura in the last 50 years.
She expressed gratitude towards the people of Dhanpur, saying that some love her as their aunt and some as their daughter.
Bhowmik also claimed that her victory in the seat would be a victory for the people of Dhanpur and her homeland.
Notably, nobody can hold positions in the parliament as well as in the state assembly.
Wednesday was her final day to make a decision between her post as an MP and MLA.
Therefore, she resigned from the post of MLA of Tripura.