AGARTALA, June 7 - There is no food scarcity in the State and no one from Tripura has crossed over to neighbouring Bangladesh in search of food, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma has said, refuting the CPI(M) MP Jitendra Chaudhury�s remarks earlier this month.
It is a false and �baseless allegation� levelled by a CPI(M) leader, Devvarma told reporters last night.
�Those levelling allegations against the Government should introspect more about their actions. If anyone has any information about people crossing over to Bangladesh for food or job should provide the details to us,� he said.
CPI(M) MP Jitendra Chaudhury had claimed on June 3 that indigenous people from the interior areas of Dhalai district, 170 km from here, are �migrating to neighbouring Bangladesh in search of job and food�. � PTI