AGARTALA, May 20 � Clearing all apprehensions of the ruling CPM, Governor Tathagata Roy on Wednesday said he would work with an elected government within the framework of the Constitution.
�Today, I have taken the charge as new Governor of Tripura. I will do whatever is possible for the betterment of the State. And I will work as per the directive of the Constitution�, he told reporters soon after his swearing in ceremony at Raj Bhavan here.
On being asked about CPM�s apprehension over his appointment, Roy said, �It will be their concern but my ideology will not come on the way of discharging constitutional duty�.
After CPM State unit secretary Bijan Dhar, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechuri had also expressed concern over the appointment of Tathagata Roy as the Governor of Tripura in view of his political ideology.
Roy said he had a talk with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on various issues. �Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s proposed visit to Dhaka also came up for discussion. I hope the Prime Minister will push Agartala-Kolkata via Dhaka bus service during his visit to Bangladesh�, he said.
Asserting that he himself wants direct bus service between Agartala-Kolkata, the veteran leader said the State would immensely benefit if the plan is approved during the Prime Minister�s proposed visit.
Sarkar might be accompanying Modi, who is scheduled to visit Dhaka next month.
Roy said he had words with Union Minister for Textile Santosh Gangawar, who came here to lay the foundation stone for an apparel manufacturing unit.
�Gangawar, who is a good friend of mine, told me that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed all of his Cabinet colleagues to devote more time in visiting Northeastern States. The PM is very serious about development in the North East, he said.
Earlier, Roy was administered oath of office and secrecy as the Governor by Chief Justice of Tripura High Court Justice Deepak Gupta in a simple ceremony at Darbar Hall at Raj Bhavan here. Chief Minister, his Cabinet colleagues and senior State Government officials were present in the swearing in ceremony.