Agartala, January 17, 2020:
A two-day special session of the state assembly begun today amid widespread protests and a walk out staged by the opposition MLAs in Tripura.
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The first session of this year was slated to begin with the customary speech of Governor Ramesh Bais, but the opposition bench wasted no time to start protest as soon as the speech of the Governor was started.
The CPIM legislators started protesting vociferously against the present political situation, demanding Badal Chowdhury’s freedom, who holds the post of deputy leader in the opposition bench.
Former minister and left front chief Tapan Chakraborty started speaking up that they would not listen to the Governor’s speech in protest against the “politics of hatred and malevolence” being pursued by the ruling party.
As the Governor continued reading out his speech, the opposition MLAs holding placard with anti-government slogans written on it descended to the well of the house. Observing the situation, watch and ward staff formed a ring shaped shield around the speaker’s podium but remained quiet.
After a short period of slogan shouting, the opposition members, led by Tapan Chakraborty walked out of the house for the first part of the day’s session. The opposition leader joined the proceedings of the house after two hours of the walk out.
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