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Tripura Pradesh Congress working president Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman addressing party members on Friday
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Tripura: Pradyot tenders ‘resignation’ from Cong over humiliation

The working president of Tripura Pradesh Congress was ‘insulted’ during a meeting at state party office for his stand on NRC and indigenous people’s rights, as per sources

Agartala: Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman, the working president of the Tripura Pradesh Congress, has reportedly tendered his resignation from the primary membership of the party, as per sources.

The decision apparently came following the “humiliation” that the Tripura royal scion faced on Friday evening while addressing a meeting at the Agartala Congress Bhawan, where All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Bhupen Kumar Borah and state party president Birajit Sinha were also present.

As per sources, Deb Barman has sent a formal resignation letter to Congress national president Rahul Gandhi.

It has been learnt that Deb Barman was insulted by Youth Congress president Susanta Choudhury during a meeting over his stand on NRC and indigenous people’s rights in the state.

However, this is not the first time that Deb Barman was “insulted”. Earlier on November 9, on the anniversary of demonetisation, another leader Prasanta Sen Choudhury had reportedly insulted him during a demonstration in front of RBI branch in Agartala.

It has been learnt that Deb Barman is being ignored by his own party leaders, including president Birajit Sinha, for the past few months over his stand on NRC and welfare rights of the indigenous people of the state.

Despite repeated attempts, Deb Barman did not respond to EastMojo’s phone calls. No official confirmation has been made by him either.