Pratima Bhoumik: Tripura minister Pratima Bhoumik hands in resignation to BJP leader Binoy Bhusan Das
She submitted her resignation to BJP legislator Binoy Bhusan Das who took oath as the pro-term speaker of the Tripura Assembly on Wednesday.
In a series of tweets, she talks about how she contested and won the Lok Sabha seat from West Tripura and “went to the world’s largest Panchayat Sansad” when she was given the responsibility of a Union State Minister.
She also elaborated on how the BJP leadership gave her the opportunity to contest the assembly elections again this year from Dhanpur.
“In 2023, with the blessings of the central leadership, I get an opportunity to contest the assembly elections again, that too in my Dhanpur constituency. You have blessed me with both hands in Dhanpur as you did in the other Assembly of Tripura. Some Dhanpur residents love me as their aunt, some as their daughter,” she said, adding that her victory from the seat was “the victory of the people of Dhanpur…of my homeland”.
Today, I am resigning from the seat of MLA from the Dhanpur assembly constituency again on the order of the central leadership,” she wrote.
BJP’s strength in the 60-member Tripura assembly is reduced to 31.Bhoumik contested from Dhanpur assembly seat identified as Marxist citadel and won from it. In 2018 she lost to former Chief minister Manik Sarkar. Legislators of the state assembly will take oath on Thursday.