WB polls 2016: Four more Tripura Congress leaders quit over tie-up with CPI(M)

, 11:59 PM IST

New Delhi: A day after the leader of the opposition in Tripura Assembly, Congress’s Sudip Roy Barman, quit his post opposing the party’s alliance with CPI(M) in West Bengal, four more leaders of the party resigned on Friday from their posts.

Sitting MLA, Ashish Saha, state Youth Congress president Sushanta Chowdhury, West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency’s Youth Congress president Viki Prasad and East Tripura Lok Sabha seat’s Youth Congress chief Rantu Deb resigned from their posts. We have sent our resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi as we were facing wrath from the party ranks, the leaders said.

“We cannot face our party activists and supporters, who treat us as traitor for forging an alliance with CPI(M) in West Bengal. Many of our leaders and activists were tortured by CPI-M cadres in our state and on this plea our support base is going to erode. I myself also cannot support this decision of the high command to tie up with CPI-M. So we have sent our resignations to Sonia Gandhi,” Saha told reporters.

Sudip Roy Barman had sent his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi on Thursday.