Imphal, March 7 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister designate Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday promised to give proper attention to solve all the problems of Manipuri settlers in the state.
Talking to Bharatiya Janata Party activists from Manipur, he said: “Tripura has had special cordial relations with Manipur.
“After all there were three queens from Manipur who were married to Tripura princes. The government shall pay special attention to the needs of Manipuris in the state.”
The system in those days was that when a Manipuri princess was married to a prince in Tripura, hundreds of villagers were forced to migrate and settle in Tripura so that the Manipuri princess did not feel lonely. A large number of Manipuris live in Tripura now.
Some women activists in Agartala said many of the Manipuri settlers were denied old age pension. Deb said he will invite Manipur BJP Chief Minister N. Biren Singh during the swearing in ceremony.
“Our government will work for the welfare of the Manipuri settlers in consultation with Biren Singh.”