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Congress's Tripura unit chief withdraws resignation hours after quitting party

Pijush Kanti Biswas said he has been given assurances

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Hours after quitting the Congress and announcing his retirement from politics on Saturday, the party's Tripura unit acting president Pijush Kanti Biswas withdrew his resignation, stating that he has been given assurances that his grievances would be looked into.

Biswas, who had initially said that personal reasons prompted him to tender his resignation, made a U-turn later in the day and said he had offered to quit as there were matters that needed to be handled.

"The Tripura in-charge of the Congress, Ajoy Kumar, spoke with me and gave assurance that he would meet me to sort out the issues I am facing here. If he solves them, I don't have any problem serving as the TPCC chief," he maintained.

Kumar, on his part, said in a statement that the issues raised by Biswas will be resolved amicably.

The Tripura in-charge of the Congress also said that he would meet the septuagenarian leader on August 29.

Biswas, earlier in the day, took to Twitter to say that "today I have resigned from the post of president and retired from politics as well. My sincere gratitude to Hon'ble CP Smt. Sonia Gandhiji".

He told reporters that "the reasons for taking such a decision are not to be disclosed. I can only say that I resigned due to personal reasons. I have no plan of joining any other party".


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