"Many may decline the fact, but if the internet was not there, how Sanjay, could see the war in Kurukshetra and describe it to Dhritarashtra? It means internet was there, the satellites were there," Deb said.
Niti Aayog vice-chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar added the time has come to launch Udaan-III which will aim to connect all the state capitals of the Northeast.
The BJP swept the Tripura assembly elections last month and ended 25 years of Communist rule in the state winning 43 of 59 seats.
The government is not against the corporation building another statue, but they will need permission and we will not allow anything illegal, says Biplab Kumar Deb.
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb will visit Delhi with his proposal before the Assembly session begins on March 23
Asked about the CPI-M's allegation of post-poll violence in the state, he said, "Everyone knows what used to happen in the past after every election. I do not want to enter into any controversy.
Speaking on the unemployment problem in Tripura, the chief minister said despite the rate of literacy being more than 90 per cent in the north eastern state, unemployment was a major issue.
Saturday's cabinet meeting also decided to examine the legal aspects in handing over the cases of murders of two journalists - Santanu Bhowmik and Sudip Dutta Bhowmik - to the CBI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address from the Assam Rifles ground Friday, had urged both the BJP-led government and the Opposition Left to combine their strengths to take Tripura to greater heights.
“Today, Diwali will be celebrated in Tripura once more. The people of Tripura can expect with new hope and renewed enthusiasm, Tripura’s march toward development,” said Modi.
The mega hindu congregation was addressed by the Sarsanghchalak (RSS chief) Mohan Bhagwat and lakhs of people from more than 500 villages from Tripura and other districts of nearby northeastern states attended the event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also sought the Opposition's cooperation in the development of Tripura while promising inclusiveness for even those who did not vote for the BJP.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keeping his pre-election promise that he will be present at the oath-taking ceremony of BJP’s first chief minister in the state.
Polling had been countermanded at Charilam due to the death of the CPI(M) candidate one week before polls and the election was slated to be held there on March 12.
The BJP had demolished the Left citadel in the recently concluded Assembly election in Tripura, ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led Left Front and the 20-year reign of Manik Sarkar.
Lenin's statue was brought down at Belonia town, headquarters of South Tripura district days after the BJP's victory in the Assembly elections in Tripura where a 25-year-long communist government was ousted.
The Union Home Ministry asked the Tripura Governor and DGP to ensure peace till a new government is installed. PM Narendra Modi is expected to visit Agartala on March 9, when Tripura BJP chief Biplab Deb will be sworn in as Chief Minister.
The BJP blames the violence on CPM workers “wearing BJP clothes... to destabilise normalcy”. The police, meanwhile, have imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 in Bishalgarh.
Tripura: At 2.30 pm Monday, 48 hours after the assembly election results were announced, celebrating BJP workers and supporters brought it down with the help of a JCB amid cries of “Bharat Mata ki jai’’.