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Tripura CM's birthplace not in Bangladesh: CMO

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

A CMO official today clarified that Biplab Kumar was born in and not in Bangladesh, contrary to repeated edits on his Wikipedia profile page.

was born on November 25, 1971 at Jamjuri in Gomati district of Tripura, he said.

"We have observed that since August 2, some erroneous facts were incorporated on the profile page of the It was a mischievous attempt," Sanjoy Mishra, the to the chief minister, told

There were a number of edits on the Wikipedia page between August 2 and August 4, through which Deb's birthplace was continuously changed, he said.

According to the citizenship certificate of Deb's father Hirudhan Deb, he is a citizen of the country since June 27, 1967.

The certificate, which was made available to the media, showed that Hirudhan was a resident of Jamjuri and his occupation was cultivation.

Mishra said the government believed in the freedom of the mainstream as well as as these were the fourth estate of democracy.

"But we (government) want that the platforms adopt a self-regulatory mechanism to stop such malicious activities. We have also observed that there were several attempts on the to malign his (chief minister's) image, which is not desirable," he added.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 18:35 IST