Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has urged the unemployed youth not to run behind leaders for govt jobs, rather set up ‘paan shop’, rear cows.
Deb, while addressing a seminar organised by Tripura Veterinary Council, said, “The youth here run after political parties for several years to get a government job and waste the vital time of their life, had the same youth instead of running after parties set up a paan shop he would have by now had a bank balance of Rs 5 lakhs.”
He also advised graduates to rear a cow instead of remaining unemployed. “Every household must rear a cow. Here milk sells for Rs 50 a litre. Had a graduate who has been searching for employment in the last 10 years reared a cow, then their bank balance would have been Rs 10 lakh by now,” he was quoted as saying by several news agencies.
The seminar was organised on the eve of World Veterinary Day in Agartala. The Tripura CM said that any unemployed youth can easily earn Rs 25,000 every month with an investment of just Rs 75,000 borrowed from the bank. But it is the culture that has grown in Tripura during the last 25 years which has become a hurdle for the youth of the state, he said. Deb added that narrow-minded concepts like “a graduate cannot opt for farming, start poultry, or piggery because if he does so, his class will go down” has left many unemployed.
The Tripura CM has been in the news for some time over several of his remarks, his most recent one was comparing Aishwarya Roy Bachchan and Diana Hayden.
He also said: “Ramayana, Mahabharata and Upanishads are credible evidence to our civilisation. If a person (Sanjaya) can see whats happening at the battlefield 50 km away and describe it to the King, there has to be a technique. It can’t be his eyes. There was some technique — Sanjay’s technique is Internet today.”
Chief Minister also said that mechanical engineers should not join the civil services, only those from civil engineering stream should. Because, in his words, “those in administration need to build a society and civil engineers have that knowledge”.