Tripura Chief Minister Reportedly Summoned By PM Over Off-Hand Comments

A senior BJP leader on Sunday said Biplab Deb has been summoned to meet PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on May 2 in the national capital.

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Biplab Deb has made several remarks that triggered widespread criticism. (File)


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Highlights

  1. Biplab Deb summoned to meet PM Modi, Amit Shah: Senior BJP leader
  2. The newly elected Tripura chief minister will meet them on May 2 in Delhi
  3. The summon comes after his recent remarks triggered widespread criticism
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has summoned Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb over his controversial statements.

A senior BJP leader on Sunday said Mr Deb has been summoned to meet PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on May 2 in the national capital.

Mr Deb, who took charge of Tripura last month, has made several remarks which have been triggered widespread criticism.

He had stated that the Internet and satellite communication existed during the Mahabharata era. He also questioned the crowning of Diana Hayden as Miss World in 1997.

The Chief Minister also stated that mechanical engineers should not opt for civil services, but civil engineers should.

He has also asked the educated youth to set up paan shops instead of running after political parties to get government jobs. He also asked youth to explore a career in the dairy field and keep cows.

"Senior party leaders are miffed over the controversies triggered by (Biplab) Deb's statements. (Biplab) Deb is just saying anything and everything. (Prime Minister) Modi will talk to him," said a senior party leader on Sunday.


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