A Tripura government doctor has been suspended for his controversial tweets.
A government order on Monday barred Kaushik Chakraborty , who teaches in Tripura Government medical college, from leaving Agartala and said ‘disciplinary proceedings were contemplated’ against him.
Chakraborty was issued a show cause notice, but his reply on Sept 11 smacked of ‘ arrogance”, said the government order .
Chakraborty pleaded that his tweets and FB posts reflected his personal opinion, which he claimed he was free to express.
“I’m a proud Indian citizen from Tripura and oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as it would alter vulnerable demography in NE India & create unwanted tension between many communities,” says one of Chakrabrorty’s tweets.
“On this issue I am with Pradyot Manikya to protect the interest of legal citizens over illegal migrants.”
Pradyot Manikya Deb Barman, a scion of Tripura’s erstwhile royal family, had to step down recently as the Tripura Congress president for pitching to extend the NRC exercise to Tripura .
Some say Kaushik Chakraborty upset chief minister Biplab Deb following social media comments about his taking over the health portfolio .
Deb sacked Sudip Barman from his cabinet as health minister after a bitter factional feud and followed it up with a purge in the department after taking charge of it personally. (( collage of Biplab/ Sudip Barman)
Chakraborty, a well known medical practitioner as well, has been known for attacking Left functionaries , including former chief minister Manik Sarkar , in social media.
Several people including a college student have been arrested for social media comments in the last few months in Tripura.