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Damage Control : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Summons Tripura CM Biplab Deb Over Controversial Comments

File Picture Courtesy : The Economic Times
File Picture Courtesy : The Economic Times

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has summoned Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb over his controversial statements. Ironically, Deb’s controversial statements comes days after PM Modi urged party men to stop making irresponsible statements and give masala to the media .

A senior BJP leader on Sunday said Deb has been summoned to meet Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on 2 May 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.

“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

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