AGARTALA, April 30, 2018: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday said that the youths instead of running after party leaders for government jobs should pursue entrepreneurship and rearing of cows, pigs or poultry would provide livelihood as well.

CM Biplab told the reporters that governments are responsible for developing an entrepreneurial mindset among youths.

He said that the previous Left Front government failed to develop such a mindset, owing to which the youths run after party leaders for government jobs.


He said, “The communist government could not create an entrepreneurial spirit among youths. They are running after government jobs. I urged them to pursue entrepreneurship. One doesn’t have to sit in a large building or work in a corporate job to earn. Income can be generated by rearing cows, pigs or poultry too”.

He said that he has asked government officials to ensure employment for at least 3,000 youths in 100 days.

“I have asked each of my officers to arrange income for at least 10 youths. At least 3,000 youths should be able to earn in 100 days. The Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana can be used for the purpose,” he said.

Deb, who has courted criticism for controversial statements recently, said he would not comment on media reports.

“I have no comment to make against the media. They are my friends,” he said.

On the investigation into deposit-collection scams, the chief minister said his government had referred 74 cases to the CBI and that it will take up all of them.

He said the 74 cases are being investigated by a special investigation team. “The agency has agreed to investigate 11 cases. We have referred 63 other cases, which they will also take up,” Deb said.

He said the “proper investigation of chit-fund related cases” by the CBI was a poll promise of the BJP and they had accordingly referred the cases.

He said 11 cases, which were earlier taken up by the CBI, include charges against Rose Valley, Response Group, Basil International, I-Core and Waris Group of Companies. Nearly Rs 147 crore was swindled by these companies. The quantum of public deposit would be clear after investigation begins into all the cases, Deb said.

He said the Left Front government had used various ways to cheat the people. “They granted licences to chit funds, no-objection certificates (NOC) to these companies and also inaugurated events,” Deb said in an oblique reference to former chief minister Manik Sarkar attending an event of the Rose Valley group in an amusement park here in 2008.

Sarkar had later claimed he was unaware of the company’s real intentions.

Deb issued a terse warning to the Left Front leaders and said everyone who was cheated through the deposit-collection firms will get justice.

Source: The Telegraph

Featured image: Outlook India/The Indian Express/Brett Cole Photography



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