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Narendra Modi attends the oath taking ceremony of the Council of Ministers of the Tripura Government in Agartala.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the swearing-in ceremony of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in Agartala, on March 9, 2018.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government had accorded the highest priority to the unity and development of India's northeastern region.
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The ministers who took oath include Narendra Chandra Debbarma of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), Ratan Lal Nath, Sudip Roy Barman, Pranjit Singha Roy, Manoj Kanti Deb, Mevar Kumar Jamatia (IPFT) and a lone woman minister, Santana Chakma.
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New minister Debbarma, a former central government officer, is the IPFT President while Jamatia is General Secretary of the tribal-based party, which since 2009 has been agitating to upgrade the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council areas as a full-fledged state.