Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Saturday that he had tendered his resignation to Governor SN Arya. Deb made the announcement after meeting with Governor Raj Bhavan in Agartala.
He traveled to New Delhi and met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP Chairman JP Nadda on Thursday for a chat on party affairs in the North Eastern state. There have been rumors of infighting within the BJP state unit.
Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, who is linked to the former Tripura royal family, is expected to take over as interim minister, sources said. The state is expected to go to legislative elections next year.