In Tripura, the BJP is counting on the Uttarakhand approach.

BJP leadership has reaffirmed approach of replacing a chief minister just before the polls . The party buckled the pattern of the party being voted out of office in Uttarakhand .

GUWAHATINEW DELHI: The BJP leadership has reaffirmed its approach of replacing a chief minister just before the polls to defeat anti-incumbency, as did Uttarakhand, where the party buckled the pattern of the party being voted out of office.The dissatisfaction among the state party leaders was on the rise.It was reflecting on the state's general mood.However, a senior party functionary said the party took some time before making the decision that it would not go to the state polls with so much dissatisfaction among the party cadres.

According to reports, the party's popularity was on the decline and the CPM (the main opposition) was gaining ground.The state had effectively ended the CPM's decades of chauvinism.According to a party leader, people would never vote for them if the organization lives by general expectations.According to party sources, Deb, who met Shah and BJP president J P Nadda this week, was asked to resign and open the door for another leader to succeed.

Deb said after resigning that a government can only be formed if the organisation is solid.The appointment of Manik Sahas as Tripura's CM came as a surprise because he had been elected to the Rajya Sabha from the lone seat just two months earlier.Although he left Congress and joined the BJP in 2016, his accession to the BJP is seen as a tribute to his long battle against the CPM, which had been in office in the state for 25 years.Saha is seen as an experienced and senior leader who can unite the party cadres and defuse the ruckus ahead of the election.