Agartala: In an unexpected move, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, heading the only Leftist regime in the country, has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the state Cabinet.
Modi, who is visiting Northeast states of Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Nagaland, is yet to respond to Sarkar's invitation.
The Tripura CM wants the prime minister to address the state cabinet on good governance.
Sarkar, a Leftist stalwart and a politburo member and has been ruling Tripura since 1988.
He is credited with of steering the Left to an impressive win in the 2013 Assembly elections at a time when the CPM was losing its strongholds all over the country.
Modi is scheduled to land at Agartala airport at around 1:30 pm today. During his Tripura visit Modi will inaugurate 726 mw power plant constructed by ONGC-Tripura Power Company Ltd at Palatana.
Modi has long maintained that centre-state cordial relationships are necessary to take India on the development path.
PM Modi on Sunday said his government was committed to the development of the northeast region, and assured the people of Assam that the land swap deal with Bangladesh will stop illegal infiltration and not compromise their security.
Modi said he will use the land swap deal to stop infiltration from Bangladesh and for the benefit of Assam.
"I know the sentiments of the people of Assam. I assure you that I am going to use the proposed land swap deal for the benefit of Assam. I am going to make such arrangements that the land swap deal with Bangladesh benefits Assam," he said.
Modi said the government has changed at the Centre and his government was committed to fulfilling all the commitments made earlier.