Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has landed in a fresh row by advising the youth of his state to not waste their “crucial time” in running after political parties for government jobs and instead milk cows or set up ‘paan’ shop to earn a living.
“Why run after netas for government jobs? Graduates should get cows and milk it to earn Rs 10 lakh in 10 years. Instead of running after political parties, had the same youth set up a paan shop, he would have had a bank balance of Rs 5 lakh by now,” the chief minister said.
Deb reportedly suggested that educated young people should not run behind government jobs, and rather become self-employed by starting various projects under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.
The statement comes after a series of bizarre remarks made by the chief minister. After his ‘Internet in the Mahabharata era’ remark, the chief minister had said a day earlier that civil engineers should join civil services as they have the prior experience to build the society, media reports said.
This was the third consecutive statement of Deb that sparked controversy.
Earlier, the Tripura chief minister had grabbed the headlines for questioning Diana Hayden’s Miss World title won 20 years ago and compared her with Aishwarya Rai, reported ANI.
Before the statement on Hayden, he had claimed that the Internet technology is nothing new to India as something on similar lines existed even in the Mahabharata era when Sanjaya would share updates about the Kurukshetra battle with Dhritarashtra.