CM plays peace & development card
Agartala : By Our Correspondent
Terming the assembly elections 2013 in Tripura as historic, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today urged misguided youths who have taken to militancy to shun the path of violence and return to normal life. He was speaking at the assembly session on Governor’s inaugural speech. “Hundreds of tribal youths have left militancy over the past few years. The state government has provided economic resettlement to them”, Sarkar claimed. The Chief Minister reiterated his appeal to the militants to give up the path of violence and join the mainstream. “Come and join your family, we would help you in all matters”, Sarkar added.
Listing out the developments, he maintained that the purchasing capacity of Tripurites have increased compared to citizens of other parts of the country.
“It was possible because of sustainable development and more employment opportunities equally”, Sarkar remarked. “We need to go on massive infrastructure development in the health and allied sectors. The developmental drives would also be intensified in the agriculture and employment generation sectors in the next one and half years”, he opined. The massive turnout established the fact that democratic rights of people have been extended in the grass-root level and it will be strengthened further in the coming days. The Chief Minister also criticized the anti-people policies of UPA government.
CPIM MLAs- Basudev Majumdar, Shyamal Chakraborty, Priyamani Debbarma, Padma Kumar Debbarma, Rajkumar Chowdhury, Gouri Das, Tapan Chandra Das, Bijoylaxmi Sinha, Manindra Chandra Das, Subodh Das and Keshab Debbarma also took part in the discussion on Governor’s speech.
Meanwhile, the session for the second day of 11th Tripura Legislative Assembly began today with the election of Deputy Speaker of the new assembly. In the first round, Pabitra Kar was elected unanimously as Deputy Speaker. He was elected for the first term. Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath announced the appointment following a motion moved by Fisheries Minister Khagendra Jamatia. CPIM MLAs congratulated the newly elected Deputy Speaker.
The session will conclude on March 20 next. Earlier, it was scheduled to conclude on March 21 next.