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PM Modi summons Tripura CM Biplab Deb over controversial statements: Report

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

By: IANS | Guwahati |
Updated: April 30, 2018 6:00:25 am
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. (Express photo/Abhisek Saha) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. (Express photo/Abhisek Saha)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has summoned Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb over his controversial statements. A senior BJP leader on Sunday said Deb has been summoned to meet Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on May 2 in the national capital.

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.

Read | Didn’t say mechanical engineers mustn’t go for civil service: Biplab Deb makes U-turn

“Senior party leaders are miffed over the controversies triggered by Deb’s statements. Deb is just saying anything and everything. Modi will talk to him,” said a senior party leader on Sunday.

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