Tripura Governor asks insurgents to join mainstream

Agartala , Jan 26 Tripura Governor Dinesh Nandan Sahaya today called upon insurgent groups, who gave a general strike call, to join the mainstream.

The Governor in his Republic Day address said,"our constitution gives ample scope and space to legitimate aspirations and for betterment of one&aposs lot through peaceful and constitutional means."

Sahaya, who unfurled the tricolour at the Assam Rifles ground here amid tight security in view of the general strike called by major insurgent outfits in the region, took salutes from BSF, Tripura State Rifles (TSR), CRPF and NCC.

Turning to the different development packages, he said the land-locked backward border state will catch up with the rest of the country with the execution of the projects.

This year the state capital came on the rail map of the country while two mega power projects are being set up to produce more than 1,000 mw power. The Assam- Agartala National Highway will become double lane, while works for modernisation of Agartala airport has already started, he said.

Tight security measures were taken in the wake of general strike called by banned All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) along with other major outfits.