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Tripura CM says people should keep cows, not run after government jobs, Twitter reacts

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 30, 2018, 11:11 am IST
Updated : Apr 30, 2018, 11:11 am IST

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb has been summoned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making a series of controversial statements.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, one user wrote, “Let’s hope he’s been summoned for reasons other than to be appointed as the court jester.” (Photo: Twitter | @BjpBiplab)
 Taking to the micro-blogging site, one user wrote, “Let’s hope he’s been summoned for reasons other than to be appointed as the court jester.” (Photo: Twitter | @BjpBiplab)

Newly appointed Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb has been summoned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making a series of controversial statements.

Deb, who took oath as Tripura CM in March has been in news over a number controversial statements which have triggered widespread criticism.

Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday advised the youth of his state to not run after politicians for government jobs and, instead, milk cows and open paan shops.

"There should be a cow in every house. Why run after netas for government jobs?" He said, and Twitter did not like it.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, one user wrote, “Let’s hope he’s been summoned for reasons other than to be appointed as the court jester.”

Others too followed suit, through humour or by simply stating how appaling the political leader’s words sound.

One Ram Avatar wrote,

Vibha Sharma could not help but compare him to Manohar Lal Khattar.

Mohan Kumawat wrote,

Others too expressed their opinion,

And Arjun Chatterjee cannot help but find humour in it,

Biplab Kumar Deb also stated that mechanical engineers should not opt for civil services, but civil engineers should.

Following furore, the chief minister attempted to clarify his statement - "I didn't say mechanical engineers must not go for Civil Services. I said that civil engineers should join Civil Services as they have experience about administration," he said.

Earlier, Biplab Kumar Deb stated that the Internet and satellite communication existed during the Mahabharata era.

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