Tripura: Delegation of CPI (M)’s Indigenous Wing meets CM on ‘migration for survival’ issue


From Our Correspondent, TNT News | Agartala, June 09, 2018: 

A delegation of Tripura Rajya Ganamukti Parishad (Indigenous Wing of CPI(M)) led by MP Jitendra Choudhury met the Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb today and submitted a 13-point letter of memorandum regarding the current law and order scenario in the state and the crisis of food and work in the rural areas of the state.

"We have apprised the Chief Minister that people of Tripura voted for the IPFT and BJP based on certain commitments given by these two parties who are in power now. But for the last three months, the people of Tripura is witnessing that instead of fulfilling these commitments, what is happening today is exactly the opposite," Jitendra Choudhury told media persons here today.

Stating that the opposition parties are not the only at the receiving end, Choudhury said that even the common people's democratic and civil rights are being hampered. "All these has led to crisis of work and food in the rural areas of the state. So, to meet these challenges, we have appealed the government that there more jobs should be generated and all the democratic institutions should be given a free and fair atmosphere to function."

Recently, the Deputy Chief Minister, Jishnu Devvarma, in a press conference, denied these charges leveled by the CPI(M) Jitendra Choudhury based on the same issues.

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"Some responsible citizens are alleging that there is no work, no food in the state, people have to go to Bangladesh for their survival. But they couldn't present data to support their claims. Under the Left Front regime, 6.49 lakh MGNREGA man-days were created in 2017-18 but within three months since the BJP-IPFT coalition took over, 10.34 lakh MGNREGA man-days are created. What kind of logic is this? People have brought us into power with absolute majority. People across the state has voted for us. We don't expect such kind of comments from such a responsible person ," Deputy Chief Minister, Jishnu Devvarma had earlier stated.

Countering these statements made by the deputy chief minister, the CPI (M) MP said "I have seen the press briefing of the Deputy Chief Minister. Today I have shown the Chief Minister some videos to support my claims and  the Chief Minister instantly instructed his staff to look into this matter."

According to Choudhury, the videos show what the TSR and BSF on duty in the border and even the public, who goes to Bangladesh for their survival, have to confess. "So, is it not a fact that there is a crisis. I have also told the Chief Minister that the government shouldn't have any ego on this issue because it is a matter of regional and national prestige to see our people going to Bangladesh for their livelihood".