Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb, who has been in headlines in the national media for his various controversial comments, clarified that he has been misquoted by a section of media and if one sees the entire video and the context on which he spoke could understand what he actually uttered.
Deb said, “I am working for turning Tripura into a model State. I am working towards that and no one can divert me from it. I will not move out of that.”
While addressing the people of Tripura, Deb said, “I believe that it is your duty to see the entire video what I had said and then say what your Chief Minister said because you are my brothers of Tripura.”
On the controversy created over his comment about mechanical engineers whom he asked not to join civil services, the Chief Minister said, “See, I shall not say it is good or bad if a mechanical engineer joins civil service but the fact is that maximum of the civil engineers have good knowledge about construction and that is an advantage for the administration works, that’s all. There are now many civil engineers and doctors here. The trend has changed which is helping the society.”
He added: “My government is working on how the society can take benefits at the direction of Narendra Bhai Modi. I have only one aim that is to develop Tripura in three years time. I won’t say it will be transformed to a golden Tripura but it will be a corruption-free and drugs-free, which is my commitment. Other than this, employment will be created through tourism and other departments. Tripura is moving in that direction and the people of the State wanted me to do that.”
Earlier, the CM during a press conference announced CBI investigation into 74 non-banking financial institutions, popularly known as chit fund.
The central investigation agency had earlier accepted to investigate cases against 11 major chit fund companies including Rose Valley which according to the former Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha and as per his Assembly statement, the chit fund companies duped the people of Tripura of Rs 35,000 crore.
Deb also said that on April 19 last the State government had referred 63 more cases of chit fund companies.
The CM alleged that due to the indulgence of the previous Left Front government, chit fund companies could mushroom in Tripura but the present government believes in ‘Bhrastata Mukta Tripura’ and has zero tolerance on corruption.
Two days back, two former ministers of Tripura were grilled by the CBI in the Rose Valley scam.