Pradyot, who resigned from state Congress president's chair in 2019, floated his political party - Tipraha Indigenous Peoples Regional Alliance (TIPRA) this year and fielded candidates in 23 out of 28 seats of the tribal council polls.
Tribal tea garden workers in West Tripura organised a Hindu wedding ceremony for two frogs, this tradition is called 'Banger Biye.' This uncanny custom is carried out as the workers believed that it would appease the Hindu rain God, Lord Indra and thus bring rainfall, which would save them from the drought-stricken condition of their tea garden. In the marriage, 2 toads were married performing all the rituals from bath in pond or river to new dresses, exchange of garlands, and applying of vermilion.
West Tripura District Magistrate Shailesh Kumar Yadav endorsed his own 'misconduct' where he was seen stopping a wedding ceremony forcefully. Speaking to ANI, he said that he stand by his action as he has to enforce orders to mitigate spread of COVID infections. "I stand by whatever I did. It's my duty to enforce orders for preventing the spread of COVID. I have submitted my statement before the high-level inquiry committee," said West Tripura DM.
In a video that has gone viral, West Tripura District Magistrate Sailesh Kumar Yadav can be seen shutting down a wedding ceremony as it flouted the 10pm curfew imposed to control the spread of Covid 19. The DM apologised after he was criticised for his action.
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