PM Narendra Modi unveils the statue of Tripura’s last Maharaja
Agartala, February 9, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 9th, 2019 dedicated the 23.32-km Garjee-Belonia section, built at a cost of Rs 400 crore, in southern Tripura to the nation and inaugurated the new complex of Tripura Institute of Technology (TIT) at Narsingarh, near here.
It may be mentioned that the new railway track is part of the Rs 3,407-crore Agartala-Sabroom (115 km) national railway project which aims to link Sabroom, which is just 72 km away from the port of Chittagong.
He also unveiled a statue of Tripura’s last ruler, Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya Bahadur (reigned 1923-47), at the airport which was renamed after him in July 2018. The airport, which played a crucial role in the Second World War, was built by the Maharaj in 1942. The airport was earlier known as the Singerbill Airport.
Modi, who arrived here from Guwahati, was accompanied by Tripura Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.
मैं बार-बार कहता आया हूं कि न्यू इंडिया तभी अपनी पूरी शक्ति से विकसित हो पाएगा,
जब पूर्वी भारत, नॉर्थ ईस्ट का तेज़ गति से विकास होगा।
ये विकास संसाधनों का भी है और संस्कृति का भी।
ये विकास अलग-अलग क्षेत्रों को जोड़ने का भी है और दिलों को जोड़ने का भी: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 9, 2019
3 CPI-M Lawmakers boycott
Three CPI-M MPs and the Tripura Student Federation (TSF) decided to boycott Prime Minister Modi’s programme in Tripura in protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The TSF is part of the North-East Students’ Organisation (NESO), which is staging massive protests in the entire northeastern region excluding Sikkim against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Jitendra Chaudhury and Shankar Prasad Datta– members of Lok Sabha and Jharna Das Baidya, a Rajya Sabha member announced the boycott of the Prime Minister’s programme in Tripura.
Hello Agartala! Delighted to address a massive programme in this city. https://t.co/1GPcVKwIl3
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 9, 2019