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AGARTALA, May 9, 2018: Jitendra Chaudhury, CPI (M) MP in Lok Sabha today alleged that scarcity of food and job has badly affected parts of villages in state. He pointed out that so far over 400 Indian citizens from Chowmanu in Dhalai district moved to Bangladesh in search of work in two months of the BJP-IPFT government.

While addressing the media, Chaudhury alleged that works under MGNREGA has been stopped obstructing rural job opportunity because the new government could not pay due attention to the issue rather has been wasting energy on unnecessary matters.

 

He alleged BJP and its ally Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) of rising a disturbing ‘extra-parliamentary power groups’ who are trying to grab power in villages and rural Panchayats.

However, the villagers in rural areas of the state are half-starved and are suffering from severe poverty due to absence of work. At least 400 odd people from East and West Gobindabari in Chowmanu block (of Dhalai district) stay in Bangladesh to work.

Pointing at the opposition party he said that the government claims that funds are available. Why work was not allotted under MGNREGA scheme? He asked.

He wrote a letter to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a query about absence of MGNREGA work.

He informed that he sent a letter to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a query regarding absence of MGNREGA work where in reply from the CMO, he was informed that funds were available and all District Magistrates were instructed to clear arrear payments and start work.

The Village Development Committees were formed by BJP and Village Action Committees were formed by IPFT in rural areas, he alleged and claimed that the “extra-Parliamentary groups” were internal strife to grab power and have been quarreling amongst them over share of power.

Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson,Mrinal Kanti Deb on behalf of state govt. said that the allegations were “false talks”. He said that people always move from less developed country to more developed nations in search of livelihood.
Tripura’s days are still not that bad to have a son of the soil go to Bangladesh looking for work, Deb added.

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