Tripura Congress leader Pijush Kanti Biswas quits Congress, may join Trinmool Congress

Tripura Congress leader Pijush Kanti Biswas has resigned as chief of the party’s state unit and “retired from politics”, he said on his tweeter handle on Saturday afternoon.

Pijush Biswas resignation is yet another blow to the Congress and its attempts to reclaim power in the northeastern states.

As unfortunate as his stepping down is, it could become worse for the party – sources indicate Pijush Biswas, who is close to former Congress leader Sushmita Dev, is likely to join the Trinamool.

“With sincere gratitude I thank all Congress leaders, supporters for your cooperation during my tenure as TPCC President (acting). Today I have resigned from the post of President and retired from politics as well. My sincere gratitude towards Sonia Gandhiji,” Pijush Biswas tweeted.

Earlier this week, Sushmita Dev, chief of the Congress’ women’s wing has left the party and joined the Trinamool Congress.