AGARTALA, Jan 30 - A tribal leader of Tripura, Rajeswar Debbarma, has resigned from the BJP for its �failure� to implement poll promises made during the 2018 Assembly election for the development of the indigenous people of the State.
Debbarma also demanded scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, as it �posed a threat to the indigenous people of Tripura�.
He submitted his resignation to party president of the State unit, Biplab Kumar Deb, on Tuesday. Deb is also the Chief Minister of Tripura and is currently out of the State.
�I am quite unhappy with the performance of the BJP-led NDA Government in the State as it is ignoring the indigenous people of Tripura. Not a single poll pledge the party had made before last year�s Assembly election has been implemented,� Debbarma alleged.
Debbarma, a former MLA of the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT), a regional tribal party, had joined the BJP before the Assembly election in Tripura last year.
�The BJP gave a clear assurance in its vision document before the last election that more power would be granted to the tribal council, which would be named �Tipraland State Council�, but the party did not look into the matter,� he said. � PTI