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Tripura government completes one month

 A correspondent 

Agartala, April 9: The first BJP-led coalition government in Tripura headed by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has completed its one month in power on Monday. 
Although no official programme was organized, yet the BJP supporters in different places assembled and prayed for the success of the government. 
The BJP-IPFT coalition government was formed on March 9, when the nine-members of the State cabinet were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Tathagata Roy in a grand function at the Assam Rifles ground. 
During the first one month, the government has taken many crucial decisions, including the formation of a three-member committee to recommend ways and means for the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission for the State government employees, which was one of the major pre-pool commitments of the BJP.
Besides, the government also decided to hand over the investigation into the killings of two jourlists Santanu Bhoumik and Sudip Datta Bhoumik. It also ordered investigations on several corruption cases that took place during the Left regime, including a special audit of the expenditure of the MGNREGA project. 
“The BJP government has made remarkable achievements in maintaining law and order in the State,” a BJP spokesman said.
 Jitendra Choudhury, a CPI (M) MP from the East Tripura Lok Sabha constituency, stated that a one-month time is too short a period to comment on the performances of a government. 
“The newly formed government must be given at least a six-month time period to prove its governce,” he added.  
However, a former MLA and senior Congress leader Gopal Roy on Monday criticized the BJP-led government, saying that within this one month the government has proved its ibility to run the State. 
The new government has, however, evoked a craze among the people of the State and it is evident from a huge turnout of people in Ja Darbars, which the Chief Minister Biplab Deb holds thrice a week to know the grievances of the people.