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Luizinho Falerio (right) with Rahul Gandhi
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TRIPURA

Cong high command reinstates Luizinho Falerio as Tripura in-charge

The move comes within a day after his removal and subsequent announcement of Gaurav Gogoi as in-charge of the state units of Tripura and Manipur

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: A day after removing Luizinho Falerio as in-charge of state unit of the Congress party, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) reinstated him in Tripura on Tuesday.

The AICC had appointed Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi as the in-charge of Tripura and Manipur on Monday removing Luizinho Falerio. However, in a complete reversal, the AICC through a fresh notification overnight reinstated Falerio as in-charge of Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC).

The notification, released on October 8, said, “Congress president had appointed Gourav Gogoi, MP, as in-charge of Tripura and Manipur along with his current responsibilities as in-charge of West Bengal and Andaman& Nicobar Islands. Luizinho Faleiro will continue as general secretary in-charge of other NE states.”

The ex-PCC chief Pradyot Kishore DebBarman had alleged that Faleiro was responsible for his decision to quit the party.

DebBarman had resigned amid pressure from the AICC general secretary and Tripura in-charge Faleiro over his NRC petition and refusal to withdraw the petition from the Supreme Court.

The modified press note of AICC reinstating Luizinho Faleiro as Tripura in-charge of Congress
The modified press note of AICC reinstating Luizinho Faleiro as Tripura in-charge of Congress
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“I told this before about a systematic problem in the party. Anyway, I am glad not to be in this mess anymore. I can breathe again as a free man. This proves what I have been saying for a long time, the desire to trust the young generation and fight on the ground is long gone,” DebBarman tweeted.