In yet another political development, Tripura Legislative Assembly speaker Rebati Mohan Das has resigned from his position on Thursday, citing personal reasons for the move.
Das tendered his resignation to deputy speaker Biswabandhu Sen and asked the BJP-led state government to excuse him from the post, as he seeks to invest more time in the party’s organizational activities.
Speaking to reporters in Agartala, Das said he is a person of the organization, therefore maintaining the post of Assembly Speaker was 'tough for him.'
"I have been requesting for a long time to relieve me from the responsibility. I am a person who is an expert in organization building. I am grateful the BJP has relieved me from the post. I want the party to become strong. However, I have not resigned from my MLA post and the membership of the BJP," he said.
However, hours after his resignation, Tripura's saffron party president Manik Saha announced that Das has been appointed vice president of the party’s state unit. The post was earlier held by Pratima Bhowmik
Meanwhile, Rebati Mohan Das revealed that the two names in the race to succeed him as Assembly Speaker were Biswabandhu Sen and BJP MLA Ratan Chakraborty. Das has already changed his Twitter bio to 'former' Tripura assembly speaker.