Denied ticket, Tripura BJP MLA quits party, files nomination as independent
January 31, 2023  19:43
Atul Debbarma/BJP Tripura/Twitter
Atul Debbarma/BJP Tripura/Twitter
Tripura BJP MLA Atul Debbarma on Tuesday said he has resigned from the saffron party after being denied a ticket for the upcoming polls. 

He submitted his nomination papers as an independent candidate for his home constituency Krishnapur in Khowai district. 

"I have already sent my resignation letter to the Speaker of the Tripura assembly and also quit the BJP," he said. 

"I had left my lucrative job in Delhi. I could have continued service had I not contested the last assembly elections. I have been working for people of Tripura, staying away from my family who lives in Delhi,' Debbarma, a renowned doctor, said. 

The BJP fielded Bikash Debbarma, a local tribal leader, for the Krishnapur assembly constituency. 

Expressing anger, the doctor-turned-politician also claimed that the party has not "shown any courtesy' to him and it did not say "why I was not considered' for the seat. 

"That's why I filed my nomination paper to contest from Krishnapur constituency as an independent candidate," he said. 

BJP's Doctors' Cell in-charge Tamojit Nath from North Tripura's Dharmanagar, and many leaders have quit the party after they did not find their names on the list of nominees for the February 16 assembly elections. -- PTI
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