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Maharani Bibhu Devi denies joining BJP
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 AGARTALA, Jan 19 - Maharani Bibhu Kumari Devi through a Facebook live post today clarified that she would not join the BJP because she was not in politics. The clarification came following media reports of Devi joining the saffron brigade.

In the post, she said, “How come I join the BJP, I am not in politics. I have been a Congress person all of my life. I told everybody that I am not interested in politics.”

She continued, “Why should I praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom I don’t know much. I don’t know him personally. I have seen him only in TV and read about him. I have nothing to say against him or for”. She further clarified to a query made by Maharaja Pradyot Kishore Devbarman on media reports of her possible switchover.

Pradyot, who was sitting alongside Devi at the Ujjayanta Palace, said, “No, there is no such move that the Rajmata is joining the BJP. The media reports are fake and full of lies. People do not take lies.”

Pradyot also blamed a dirty political department for spreading lies. In the post, Pradyot, who looked a bit tense, also clarified his stance on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. “I will continue to oppose the Bill and ensure that it does not get passed.”

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