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Tripura assembly adjourned over demand of investigation against forest minister

After question hour deputy leader of the opposition and veteran CPI-M leader Badal Chowdhury referred to the news of Jamatia's move published in a widely circulated vernacular daily today and demanded a high-level enquiry into it.

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Agartala: The last day of the ongoing budget session of Tripura assembly witnessed adjournment after opposition CPI-M MLAs came on the well demanding an investigation into an alleged move of forest minister Mevar Kr Jamatia to get an allotment of a large amount of forest land in his name.

After question hour deputy leader of the opposition and veteran CPI-M leader Badal Chowdhury referred to the news of Jamatia’s move published in a widely circulated vernacular daily today and demanded a high-level enquiry into it.

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The Revenue Minister and chief of BJP’s ally in the government IPFT N C Debbarma stood up and denied the allegations and said this government as of now didn’t violate the rules for land allotment and it wouldn’t happen in future too.

Since accused minister Jamatia also belongs to IPFT and holds the post of general secretary and opposition legislators were not satisfied with the statement of Debbarma and continued to press for the enquiry and statement from CM.

The opposition MLAs came into well and raised slogan demanding inquiry. Finally, deputy speaker in chair Biswabandhu Sen adjourned the house for 10 minutes.

After when the house reassembled, forest minister Mevar Kr Jamatia stood up and reaffirmed that the allegation raised against him was completely false and motivated and added, “However, I welcome any investigation into it and if the allegation is established I shall resign from the cabinet and face the trail.”

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