Delhi, April 18: Amid speculations of dissension brewing in Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s government, a group of BJP MLAs from Tripura have left for Delhi to meet with BJP’s central leaders.
The move has sparked speculation over dissatisfaction among BJP MLAs in Tripura, particularly as a prominent party leader also came up with a social media post seemingly explaining that complaining or taking a dispute to a higher party functionary did not tantamount to indiscipline.
According to party officials, at least four BJP MLAs from Tripura are in Delhi to meet central leaders.
Uripok MLA Khwairakpam Raghumani, who is among the four BJP MLAs from Tripura camping in Delhi, posted a picture on a Facebook site `Raghumani for Uripok’ showing the group meeting Union Minister of State for North East B L Verma. “They discussed the border and development; issues of Tripura,” the post said.
Reacting to the new development, another BJP MLA, RK Imo Singh, said on his official Facebook account that “we all are bound by a particular ideology/constitution of the political party we belong to. As Legislators, we have a bounded duty to work as per the programmes and decisions of that government/party. One may complain and take the dispute against the leader of the govt/party/minister to the appropriate authority, but not take that dispute to the media as that amounts to attract disciplinary action being taken up against the complainant.”
The visit to Delhi to meet national leaders came a day after BJP MLA Karam Shyam of Langthabal constituency had tendered his resignation on Monday from the chairmanship of Tourism Corporation Manipur Limited, complaining that he had “not been assigned any responsibility”.
Earlier, on April 8, BJP MLA Thokchom Radheshyaam of Heirok constituency had tendered his resignation from the post of Advisor to the CM citing a similar grievance.
While it is unclear what the Tripura BJP MLAs will discuss with the central leaders, sources suggest that they may raise concerns about the performance of the Tripura government and the allocation of responsibilities to its MLAs. The development has created a buzz in the state’s political circles as speculation grows about possible changes in the BJP’s Tripura leadership.