Tripura: Close coordination necessary for state development, says CM Deb on I-Day


AGARTALA | August 16, 2018:

After hoisting the Tricolour on India's 72nd Independence Day, Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb said that coordination between the state government, the Centre and neighbouring countries is necessary for development.

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CM Deb, while delivering his speech on his first Independence Day as chief minister at Assam Rifles Ground on Wednesday, he said that the state would turn into a developed state through close coordination, Tripura shares a 856km international border with Bangladesh and state boundaries with Assam and Mizoram.

Deb praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP- led NDA government for introducing development in the Northeastern states and said they had reaped the fruits of development in last four years. The Prime Minister had appealed people to vote for BJP saying HIRA (highways, i-ways, roadways and airways) would materialise if his party came to power.

The chief ministersaid his government is working closely with the NDA government in developing infrastructure and other facilities. "Prime Minster Modi has done a lot of development", Deb said.

He added that his government has led the crackdown on cannabis and other illegal drugs in Tripura.

Deb said,  over one lakh LPG connections were issued to women in first 100 days of the BJP-IPFT government in Tripura. He said women would be granted dignity and respect during the incumbent government's rule.

"There are several women from our state who have made it big in sports like gymnast Dipa Karmakar and gold medallist kickboxer Nistha Chakraborty. We want to give dignity to women. God resides in the country where women are valued", he said.

Around 18 platoons of Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Mizoram Police, Assam Rifles, Tripura State Rifles, Tripura Police, National Cadet Corps, civil defense volunteers and others had participated in the Independence Day parade at Assam Rifles ground.

Source: The Telegraph

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