Tripura Congress leader resigns

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 12:20 hrs

Agartala, Dec 10 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly polls in Tripura, the main opposition Congress Monday received a jolt with the state party general secretary Pradyot Kishore Debbarman resigning from his post, citing mistreatment.

"My parents had been lifelong Congress loyalists. I too shall remain a Congressman but I can not remain an office-bearer in the present set-up. The treatment being meted out to me ever since I became a general secretary is not what it should have been," he said in his letter to state Congress president Sudip Roy.

The crucial assembly polls in the country's lone Left-ruled state are expected to be held in February next year.

Debbarman, 34, is a close associate of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and is the son of Tripura's last king Kirit Bikram Kishore Debbarman and former minister Maharani Bibhu Kumari Devi. Both were former members of Lok Sabha.

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