Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb with state BJP in-charge, Vinod Kumar Sonkar (left) in Agartala on December 5 last.

Agartala: Amid growing dissidence in the ruling BJP party, state observer and national general secretary Vinod Sonkar is arriving on a three-day visit to Tripura from Wednesday, said a senior BJP leader here on Tuesday.

In December last year, during his visit to Tripura, slogans of “Biplab Hatao, BJP Bachao” (Remove Biplab, Save BJP) were also raised by the supporters of dissenting leaders.

Sonkar had also held a meeting with MLAs, including the former health minister Sudip Roy Barman, Ram Prasad Paul, Asish Kumar Saha, Sushanta Chowdhury at state guest house.

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The senior state BJP leader also informed that Sonkar will hold an important party meeting at the headquarters at 1 pm on Wednesday.

“The Prabhari (observer) will also hold meetings with the senior leaders across the state during his three days stay here. He would be accompanied by the state senior leaders during his visit,” the senior leader added.

Meanwhile, MLA Ram Prasad Paul on Sunday met with the BJP national president JP Nadda at his New Delhi residence in a courtesy call on the occasion of New Year.

Although the MLA maintained that the meeting was part of a courtesy call, political analysts see this as yet another step towards the changing scenario of state politics.

Paul, who is presently in New Delhi, also met with Vinod Sonkar on January 1.

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BJP national president JP Nadda with Tripura BJP MLA Ram Prasad Paul in New Delhi on January 4 last

State chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb also left for New Delhi on Tuesday, which has started speculation in the state politics.

Earlier, annoyed over the anti-slogans, Deb on December 8 had announced that he would meet people in Astabal ground, now Swami Vivekananda Maidan, and ask them if they wanted him to be removed.

Following the statement, the state observer Sonkar had said, “Any problem should be left to the party high command to resolve. There are no differences in the organisation in Tripura. The family is big, but the party will listen to everyone.”

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