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Tripura minister defends Biplab: He meant BJP’s thoughts would be accepted across world

“The Chief Minister was misinterpreted. He meant to say that BJP is the world's largest political party and all countries would be influenced by the BJP's thoughts,” said Ratan Lal Nath at a programme in Tripura.

Written by Debraj Deb | Agartala |
Updated: February 19, 2021 2:27:32 am
Biplab deb, biplane deb nepal remark, tRIPURA CM remark, protest against bipolar deb, indian expressAt an event on Sunday, Deb had said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah once joked during a meeting with the party leaders in Tripura about expanding the party in Nepal and Sri Lanka. (File Photo)

TWO DAYS after Kathmandu lodged a formal protest with India against Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s comments that Union Home Minister Amit Shah once shared with him that the BJP will form government not only in Indian states but in Nepal and Sri Lanka as well, state Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath on Thursday defended Deb.

“The Chief Minister was misinterpreted. He meant to say that BJP is the world’s largest political party and all countries would be influenced by the BJP’s thoughts,” said Nath at a programme in Tripura.

He said Deb meant to express that BJP thoughts and ideals would be widely accepted across the world. “People in Sri Lanka are thinking of accepting the BJP’s thoughts. America is also thinking about it. The whole world is thinking. But that does not mean that the BJP will form a party there,” Nath said.

Stating that the launch of Covid-19 vaccine and popularising yoga among the central government’s successes, Nath said the world is thinking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi because of his thoughts. “India launched the Covid-19 vaccine and other countries are now buying it from India. The International Yoga Day is being observed across the world after Narendra Modi mentioned about it,” he said.

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