Tripura CM Waded Into Another Controversy


Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has waded into yet another controversy by suggesting that one should not go for civil services after pursuing studies in mechanical engineering.

While addressing a gathering during the Civil Service Day at Pragyna Bhavan, here, Deb said, “After pursuing mechanical engineering, one should not go for civil services. Instead, civil engineers should join civil services as they have the knowledge and experience to help build administration and society.”

This is the third time that the Tripura Chief Minister has landed himself into a controversy since he assumed office in January.

Deb made headlines when he claimed that internet and satellite were not something new but existed since the Mahabharata era, and continued to stand by his claim.

Recently, he remarked that Miss World 1997 Diana Hayden did not deserve the crown but won because of “international fashion mafias.” Following the backlash, Deb said he regretted his remarks