New Delhi, July 6: Tripura Chief Minister, who is known for giving controversial remarks, sparked yet another controversy on Friday when he was asked for his views on the series of mob lynching incidents in the state.
“There is a wave of joy in Tripura and you should also enjoy this wave. You should also become happy. Look at my face… I am so happy,” replied Deb when asked about his government’s action plan to stop the menace of mob lynching incidents in the state.
The chief minister, however, later went on to clarify that he has been misquoted and that his comment was in context to the Agartala airport, which has recently been named as Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, after the former king.
On June 28, Tripura witnessed three mob lynching incidents. The victims included Sukanta Chakrabarty, a public announcer hired to dispel rumours, a hawker from Uttar Pradesh and an unidentified woman. The incidents allegedly took place merely on rumours of “child abductors” and “kidney smugglers” spread across the state.
Deb has been at the centre of attraction for his misogynistic comments.
Earlier, he claimed at a public event that the internet and satellite existed in the times of the Mahabharata, in his attempt to prove India scientifically superior to Europeans and Americans.
He has even questioned the crowning of Diana Hayden as Miss World 1997 by saying that “Aishwarya Rai represents the Indian women” in the true sense.