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After Flop Book Fair on Day-1, BJP Govt dedicates a Bus for Free service for Book Fair Passengers, BJP claims, ‘Historical Decision’ : Book-sellers, Publishers heavily resented on Govt’s Tughlaqian decisions causing losses
TIWN Feb 27, 2020
After Flop Book Fair on Day-1, BJP Govt dedicates a Bus for Free service for Book Fair Passengers, BJP claims, ‘Historical Decision’ : Book-sellers, Publishers heavily resented on Govt’s Tughlaqian decisions causing losses
PHOTO : Left : Free Bus Service begins for book fair, Right : Empty Book Fair on Day-1. TIWN Photo.

AGARTALA, Feb 27 (TIWN): BJP led State Govt has provided free bus services for Agartala to Hapania goer book fair interested public as on Day-1, the Book Fair remained croowdless skeleton with empty book stalls. Amid much controversy about the venue for Agartala Book Fair 2020, Biplab Deb Govt chose to strict with the Hapania field venue. Govt’s that decision although satisfied the Chief Minister at the primary level but it cost the annual function as public mass rejected to go there. On Day-1 the Book fair remained almost empty. Last year, in Agartala also book sellers said, the profit was lightly down but this year with the venue changed, the profits remain totally downed. The decision of venue change was taken amid much objections of the publishers. This incident once again proven that Public speak the “Last Word” in Democracy. However, Chief Minister said that changing venue itself is a “Model State” example. The bus will take passengers from Nagerjala, Radhanagar, Rabindra Bhawan, Motorstand per hour from 1.30 PM till Night 9.30 PM. BJP however said, it’s a historical decision.

Day-1 of the book fair remained totally crowdless, public rejected to attend the function. Few locals were seen although, but nobody purchased book as rural economy is totally devastated due to workless situations, slowdown. People are unable to arrange two times meal when purchasing books are matter of far way.

However, amid controversy over shifting of its venue outside the capital city, the 38th edition of the Agartala Book Fair, the second largest in eastern India after the Kolkata Book Fair, began on Wednesday.Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the 12-day annual book fair at Hafania international ground, 8 kms south of Agartala city. Tripura Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that around 130 stalls were set up by the book sellers and publishers from Bangladesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Assam besides Tripura.  

 He said that over 3,000 artists, singers, performers from Bangladesh and Tripura would perform in various cultural events to be held on each day of the fair.

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CM claimed that Tripura is the only state in Northeast which does not have loadshedding problems at all.

He claimed, here in Tripura 24 hours uncut electricity remains without disruptions.

“Tripura is such a wonderful state and people are so good but a negative mentality was created to destroy the temperament. Even the book fair was attempted to be destroyed”, claimed Deb amid major section of people not only oppose BJP, but public now hate the party.

He also claimed Tripura unemployment is only 4.5% now when national data says, it is 32.7%, highest in the country.

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government had introduced several awards -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee Lifetime Achievements in combined feats, and Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya National Integration Award for outstanding contribution in the field of social service.  Over 700 poets coming from more than 12 linguistic backgrounds will recite their poems at the book fair. Several publishers and booksellers were upset and did not take part in the fair as the government shifted the venue from the capital city to the outskirts.

 

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