Tripura ire at Bengal over aid
The first Shramik special train carrying 1,200 stranded persons of Tripura from Bangalore arrived here on Wednesday evening.
However, the state government expressed its concern over the Bengal government not offering any help to bring back the people of the state there. Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb wrote on Twitter, “Shramik special train carrying around 1,200 stranded people has arrived in Agartala from Bangalore today. I am happy as they all returned to state safely. They are now undergoing proper screening as per health protocols. With blessing of Mata Tripurasundari, all stranded people will be brought back soon. #TripuraCares4all.”
However, on Tuesday, law minister Ratan Lal Nath said, “The other state governments are helping us bring back our people. However, we are not receiving any help from the Bengal government. They aren’t cooperating with us.”
He added that the Bengal authorities have issued 164 vehicle passes after an earnest request from Tripura.
Around 8,634 people are stranded there.