Opposition demands resignation of Tripura Forest Minister over land scam

Opposition Left Front MLAs on Thursday demanded the resignation of Tripura Forest Minister Mevar Kumar Jamatia for his alleged involved in land scams. CPI (M) MLAs raised their demand in the state assembly while also pressing for an investigation of the minister's alleged involvement in the land scam. The opposition party claimed that Jamatia had illegally grabbed large tracts of government land under the forest department. Refuting the allegations, Jamatia asserted that he doesn't own a single piece of land. Mevar Kumar Jamatia is the general secretary of the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) and represents the Asharambari constituency of the Khowai district.