AGARTALA, April 8 - Leader of Opposition in Tripura Assembly Sudip Roy Barman yesterday resigned as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP), protesting party�s decision to �tie up� with the Left for West Bengal Assembly polls.
In a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Barman said, �I am extremely shocked and depressed to find that there has been a dramatic and drastic change in our party�s policy.� He tendered his resignation to Tripura Assembly Speaker Ramendra Debnath.
In his missive to Gandhi, Barman said, �I completely fail to understand the reason for the tie up with the Left parties in West Bengal Assembly elections. In spite of your understanding of CPI(M)�s unpredictable character, its treacherous role in the past, anti-national thinking and activities and immense barbaric atrocities upon Congressmen in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura you have given a nod to this so called alliance/seat adjustment/tactical understanding.�
Barman said, �This undoubtedly is going to have a far-reaching political impact not only in three States but also at the national level. We have probably failed to identify the true political friends in West Bengal.�
In the present situation, �I consider it to be unethical and immoral to carry on with the responsibilities as CLP leader and therefore, I am tendering my resignation which may kindly be accepted,� he added.
When asked to comment about speculation of his joining Trinamool Congress (TMC), he said he has not made up his mind, but everything would depend on the political situation.
�Who knows what would happen tomorrow. Everything depends on the political situation,� he said. In the 60-member House, Opposition Congress has 10 seats and the rest belonged to Left Front. � PTI