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Sunil Deodhar, Jishnu Debbarman’s hard work behind Agartala Airport’s renaming : Deputy CM joins in Airport renaming celebration
TIWN July 11, 2018
Sunil Deodhar, Jishnu Debbarman’s hard work behind Agartala Airport’s renaming : Deputy CM joins in Airport renaming celebration
PHOTO : Deputy CM Jishnu Debbarman garlanded by BJP on Agartala Airport's renaming celebration-rally. TIWN Pic July 11

AGARTALA, July 11 (TIWN): Tripura BJP Observer Sunil Deodhar, Jishnu Debbarman’s hard work behind the scene convinced Modi Govt In expediting Agartala Airport renaming. After being ignored on July 4 evening renaming programme, finally Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman joined the celebration of Agartala Airport’s renaming after Tripura King Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya. The programme was conducted followed by a massive rally at Agartala on Wednesday, organized by BJP. State BJP top level leaders had informed, it was none other than Jishnu Debbarman and State Observer Sunil Deodhar whose hardworks succeeded the dream of Agartala Airport’s renaming. However, media-shy Jishnu Debbarman never sought credit, neither he has tendency to cover events in social media. Jishnu Debbarman also belong to Royal family, who was in BJP since then when BJP had nothing to gain in state.Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Wednesday has thanked the Maharaja’s family for their contribution in Tripura, mentioning Jishnu Debbarman himself a Royal family member.

Jishnu Debbarman also praised Chief Minister for his deficit-free budget creation which is now being praised across the country.

 Noteworthy, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on July 4 renamed the Agartala airport after Tripura's last ruler Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya, said an official.

The decision comes in the wake of a long-pending demand of the people of Tripura as well as the state government to rename the airport after Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya as a tribute to the last ruler of the princely (1923-1947). After several hundred years of rule by 184 kings, Tripura merged with the Indian union in October 1949.

In 1942, the king constructed the airport, which played a crucial role in the Second World War. The Agartala airport, earlier known as Singerbill Airport, is located 20 km north of the capital city and sits along the Bangladesh border.

An official release said the Agartala airport is the second busiest airport in the northeastern India and provides crucial air connectivity in the region linking Kolkata and other major airports in the country.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who returned to the state on Wednesday evening from the national capital, thanked the Prime Minister for renaming the Agartala airport after Tripura's last king.

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