Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from his position on Saturday

Resignation comes two days after he met with BJP president J.P. Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

As per sources, BJP Tripura chief Manik Saha is likely to take over as the new chief minister of the state.

The state is set to go to the polls early next year. "We need to keep the BJP in power for long in Tripura," Biplab Deb Said.

He added, "The party [BJP] is above all. I have worked for the party under the leadership and direction of PM Modi."

"I have tried to do justice to the people of Tripura as the head of the party’s state unit and as CM."