Biplab Kumar Deb
File photo: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who has become a laughing stock after making certain crazy comments, on Saturday made another bizarre remarks suggesting that educated youth set up paan shops instead of ‘running after political parties for several years to get a government job’.

Speaking at a seminar organised by the Tripura Veterinary Council in Agartala, Deb added, “Had the same youth, instead of running after parties, set up a paan shop, he would have by now had a bank balance of Rs 5 lakh”.

Chief Minister Deb also asked the graduates “milk cows” instead of going after jobs.

“Every household must rear a cow. Here, milk sells for Rs 50 a litre. Had a graduate who has been searching for employment in the last 10 years reared a cow, then their bank balance would have been Rs 10 lakh by now”, The Indian Express quoted Deb as saying.

Also read: Now, Tripura CM suggests mechanical engineers should not join civil services

After taking over as Chief Minister of Tripura, Deb, who was a gym-instructor, has made several unthinkable loopy public statements.

Deb on Saturday said that civil engineers are better suited to serve in civil services instead of mechanical engineers.

“Those who are from a mechanical engineering background should not opt for civil services. Society has to be built up. Civil engineers have this knowledge… because those in the administration have to build society”, he said at an event in Agartala.

On April 18 he claimed that internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.

On Thursday, the chief minister questioned the crowning of Diana Hayden as ‘Miss World’ in 1997 and alleged that international beauty contests were a farce.

Deb had to apologise after facing severe backlash for his outrageous statements on Hayden.

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