Agartala: The last budget session of the first BJP led government in Tripura began on Thursday with Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya delivering his customary address on the development activities in the state.
However, the opposition CPI-M walked out of House during the Governor’s speech alleging there was no reflection of the ‘ongoing violence and decorating law and order’ of the state.
The five-day session is scheduled to end on March 24.
This is for the first time in the last 25 years that the assembly session is being held without the presence of the popular leader and former Minister Sudip Roy Barman.
Roy Barman along with another BJP legislator and veteran politician Ashis Kumar Saha last month resigned from the assembly revolting against the BJP leadership and joined Congress. Not only in his tenure in the House as an opposition member, but even during his ministerial term. he was outspoken and critical on public issues, said a senior minister of the Biplab Kumar Deb government.
“We are missing his presence, articulation, arguments and humorous remarks in the House,” said a CPI-M MLA, adding that Roy Barman’s presence, beyond all party lines and politics was an exercise in learning and added to the vibrancy of the session.
Besides, passing the budget, the session is scheduled to pass legislaitons including the Tripura repaying and saving bill, Introduction of Salary Allowances, Pensions and other benefits of ministers, speaker, deputy speaker, MLAs etc (7th Amendment Bill) and the Introduction of National Law University, Tripura Police (Amendment) bill.