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Tripura: Cong leader quits citing mistreatment

Pradyot Debbarman said the treatment meted out to him since he became general secretary was not what it should be.

Updated:December 10, 2012, 6:20 PM IST
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Tripura: Cong leader quits citing mistreatment
Pradyot Debbarman said the treatment meted out to him since he became general secretary was not what it should be.
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Agartala: Ahead of the assembly polls in Tripura, the main opposition Congress received a jolt with the state party general secretary Pradyot Kishore Debbarman resigning from his post on Monday, citing mistreatment.

"My parents had been lifelong Congress loyalists. I too shall remain a Congressman but I can not remain an office-bearer in the present setup. The treatment being meted out to me ever since I became a general secretary is not what it should have been," he said in his letter to state Congress president Sudip Roy.

The crucial assembly polls in the country's lone Left-ruled state are expected to be held in February next year. Debbarman, 34, is a close aid of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and is the son of Tripura's last king Kirit Bikram Kishore Debbarman and former minister Maharani Bibhu Kumari Devi. Both were former members of the Lok Sabha.

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