Tripura Assembly session from Oct 29
AGARTALA, Oct 27 – A four day session of the Tripura Assembly is all set to begin on October 29, according to official sources.
It has been learnt that the Opposition had demanded a week-long session so that members could get opportunity to raise issues related to public interest. However, a four day session was approved amidst opposition by Congress representatives.
Opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath on Wednesday expressed dismay over the move of the Business Advisory Committee for the brief session. He pointed out that it would not be possible to bring up several important issues because of shortage of time. As per guidelines, a small State like Tripura, the Assembly should have at least 60 working days to enable the legislators to speak on public issues.
Coming down heavily on the ruling party’s attempt to reduce the working days of the Assembly, Nath said that the total working days of the Assembly have been reduced to 16 this year.
Nath also said that the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) would meet on Thursday to draw the battle lines for the upcoming Assembly session. It is expected that the session would be a stormy one with the opposition contemplating to stress on corruption, nepotism, atrocities on women and errors in the draft electoral rolls for the civic elections.
Source: The Assam Tribune