The Telegraph
Sunday , March 9 , 2014
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Crisis in Tripura Trinamul

Agartala, March 8: Tripura’s fledgling Trinamul Congress party, which seemed to have received a shot in the arm following a successful rally of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on February 25, appears to have plunged into a crisis.

The party vice-president and former Congress minister Jawhar Saha has tendered his resignation from the party’s primary membership.

Protesting against the unilateral nomination of Bhrigu Kumar Reang, 38, a former Congress leader, for the East Tripura Lok Sabha seat — reserved for indigenous people — Saha filed his letter of resignation to Trinamul observer for Tripura Sabyasachi Dutta last night.

He has also switched off his mobile phone.

Sources close to Saha, however, said he as the vice-president was earlier assured that his opinion would be sought on selection of the party’s candidate for the East Tripura seat. The Trinamul is also facing a serious problem over the nomination of party chairman and former Congress minister Ratan Chakraborty from the West Tripura seat.