Civil, not mechanical engineers, make good administrators: Tripura CM Biplab Deb

“Internet, satellite and technology in the Mahabharata time”-famed Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has kept making bizarre and controversial statements.

Published: 28th April 2018 10:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th April 2018 04:44 AM   |  A+A-

Tripura BJP President Biplab Kumar Deb (File Photo)

Express News Service

GUWAHATI: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has come up with a new gem.

He now says civil engineers make good administrators, not mechanical engineers. “There was a time when people with Arts (humanities) background appeared in civil services exams and became IAS, IFS, IPS and allied services officers. Later, doctors and engineers too started giving the exams…

“Mechanical engineers should not go for civil exams, the civil engineers should. Civil engineers can pin-point faults in the construction of a building. If a person has got the experience of civil engineering, s/he can build up people who are in the administration. Civil engineers are the ones who have got the knowledge to build up a society,” Deb told a gathering during the Civil Services Day. 

On Friday, he had expressed regrets for his recent remark that Diana Hayden did not deserve to be Miss World.

“If anybody is hurt, I regret this. I respect all women as my mother,” he said.

Speaking at a programme on Thursday, he had said: “Indian beauty should ideally look like goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati. Diana Hayden did not deserve to win the Miss World crown. Her victory was part of a fixed plan, which was hatched keeping in mind the interests of international market…Aishwarya Rai's victory was well-deserved as she represents the quintessential Indian woman”.

Earlier, the Tripura Chief Minister had drawn flak after he had asserted that Sanjaya could relay the war of Kurukshetra to King Dhritarashtra as Internet , satellite and technology were present in the times of Mahabharata.  

Twitter was unforgiving for the comment but Deb had then stuck to his gun.


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