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Tripura Guv not to encroach on govt turf

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, July 27 - Even as Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy is aware of some financial irregularities in government departments, the seasoned politician is unlikely to cross the �Laxman Rekha� to intervene in these issues.

While some corruption charges came to my notice through media reports, some such instances were brought to my knowledge by some political leaders but I don�t find any reason to intervene in these matters as the constitutional head of the State, he said in an interview with a popular cable TV channel beamed Friday night.

Roy, however, made it clear that he would not keep silent on corruption issues. �I will discharge my constitutional duties and will take steps after judging the situation. And truly speaking, I don�t see any unusual situation prevailing here in which the Governor will have to exercise his extraordinary power�.

If the Left Front Government is taking everything as granted since it has been ruling the State for long time? The Governor replied, �Had the government been doing wrong, the people would have uprooted it a long time ago. In a democracy, the people have the last word! Staying in power for a long time should not be considered as government�s fault.�

On the State�s backwardness, the Governor said, �Geographical isolation of Tripura is the main cause of State�s backwardness. Since the State is surrounded by Bangladesh on three sides, it is important to have good relations with the neighbouring country�.

Roy said there was a need to improve connectivity through Bangladesh immediately after the 1971 liberation war there. But nothing much has been done for a considerable time. Now, it seems the things have started rolling in favour of the State�s better connectivity through Bangladesh.

In the hour-long interview, he also laid emphasis on export of power since the State has been producing surplus power by using natural gas.

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Tripura Guv not to encroach on govt turf

AGARTALA, July 27 - Even as Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy is aware of some financial irregularities in government departments, the seasoned politician is unlikely to cross the �Laxman Rekha� to intervene in these issues.

While some corruption charges came to my notice through media reports, some such instances were brought to my knowledge by some political leaders but I don�t find any reason to intervene in these matters as the constitutional head of the State, he said in an interview with a popular cable TV channel beamed Friday night.

Roy, however, made it clear that he would not keep silent on corruption issues. �I will discharge my constitutional duties and will take steps after judging the situation. And truly speaking, I don�t see any unusual situation prevailing here in which the Governor will have to exercise his extraordinary power�.

If the Left Front Government is taking everything as granted since it has been ruling the State for long time? The Governor replied, �Had the government been doing wrong, the people would have uprooted it a long time ago. In a democracy, the people have the last word! Staying in power for a long time should not be considered as government�s fault.�

On the State�s backwardness, the Governor said, �Geographical isolation of Tripura is the main cause of State�s backwardness. Since the State is surrounded by Bangladesh on three sides, it is important to have good relations with the neighbouring country�.

Roy said there was a need to improve connectivity through Bangladesh immediately after the 1971 liberation war there. But nothing much has been done for a considerable time. Now, it seems the things have started rolling in favour of the State�s better connectivity through Bangladesh.

In the hour-long interview, he also laid emphasis on export of power since the State has been producing surplus power by using natural gas.