All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Pijush Kanti Biswas as the acting president of the Tripura Pradesh Congress.

The Congress President has appointed Biswas as the acting president of the party’s Tripura unit with immediate effect untill a full-term president is appointed.

Pijush Kanti Biswas, a lawyer from Tripura, was formerly the vice-president of the Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee.

The appointment comes after Tripura royal scion Pradyut Deb Barman resigned as president of Tripura Congress.