Manik Sarkar calls on Narendra Modi

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Manik Sarkar calls on Narendra ModiNew Delhi/Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

“It was a courtesy call,” an official of the Chief Minister’s secretariat said in Agartala.

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Sarkar, also a politburo member of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), skipped the swearing-in ceremony of Modi as prime minister in New Delhi May 26.

Tripura’s Health and Family Welfare, Revenue and Public Works Minister Badal Chowdhury, also a CPI-M central committee member, represented the Left Front government at the swearing-in ceremony.

Sarkar had said he will meet Modi after some time to raise the issues concerning Tripura.

Sarkar is in New Delhi to attend the three-day CPI-M central committee meet that began Friday.