Agartala: The West Tripura Member of Parliament Pratima Bhoumik, on Thursday, put forward several demands for the development of Tripura. She sought more support from the centre and requested for setting up women’s universities, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) like-hospitals, boosting tourism and agriculture, among others.

Speaking in the Parliament during a discussion on the proposal to allocate additional expenditure, MP Pratima Bhoumik said that North East has been recognised on the country’s development map.

“The Prime Minister has been leading the way in implementing the Act East policy”, Bhoumik said.

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She also said the Prime Minister had inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of Rs 3,500 crore projects in Tripura on March 9 to mark the third anniversary of the change of government.

Speaking against the communist leaders in Tripura, she said that they were criticising the central and state governments in the lockdown, and now, some of them are secretly taking the COVID-19 vaccine while still misleading others not to take the doses.

During her short speech, Bhoumik demanded in the Parliament to set up an AIIMS-like hospital, an agricultural university, recognition of Unakoti as an international heritage, re-launch of NERAMC, a stadium for playing hockey, a state-of-the-art bus stand and a women’s university for the overall development of the state.

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