New Delhi: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has been accused of domestic violence by his wife, said reports on Friday. (Also read: Dinesh Sharma Does a Biplab Deb, Says Journalism Began During Mahabharata)

A leading portal claimed that CM’s wife Niti had also filed for divorce in the Tiz Hazari court of New Delhi alleging harassment and domestic violence.

Deb, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tripura in 2018, has always made news for all the wrong reasons.

Last year, he claimed that internet and satellite existed in the times of Mahabharata. He also claimed that youth chase after political parties for jobs. Instead, had they up a paan shop, they would’ve made a lot of money in five years.

Then, he subjected himself to ridicule by insisting that only civil engineers should sit for civil service exams. He also claimed at a gathering that ducks increase oxygen levels in the pond, a statement that some agricultural scientists agreed with.

In another incident, he said international beauty pageants were a farce and claimed that the decision to award Miss World and Miss Universe titles to Indian women for five years in a row was market-driven rather than based on the beauty of the participants. In the same vein, he went on to claim that while Aishwarya Rai deserved the crown, Diana Hayden shouldn’t have been crowned Miss World.