Session of 11th Tripura assembly begins tomorrow

Governor Dr DY Patil will address the House in the afternoon. After his speech the House will elect the Deputy Speaker. The BAC will later present the recommendation of the current session followed by the motion to thanks on the governor’s address. The newly elected MLAs including opposition would attend the session. The state government will present a vote on account for the first quarter of next fiscal instead of a full budget and supplementary grants.

Meanwhile, the ruling CPIM has already re-nominated incumbent Speaker Ramendra Chandra Nath for another term. However, deputy speaker Bhanu Lal Saha has been elevated as cabinet minister with higher education, information and cultural affairs and food and civil supplies portfolio.The party nominated senior legislator and Tripura Industrial Development Corporation Chairman Pabitra Kar as deputy speaker for the next assembly.

On the other hand, opposition Congress is yet to decide on its leader in the assembly. “So far, the opposition leader of the party has not been named by AICC”, said party MLA and spokesman Asish Kumar Saha tonight. “The selection of leader of opposition will be done by party’s national President Ms Sonia Gandhi”, he added over telephone. “We will elect a leader tomorrow to run the show”, Saha claimed. “Congress legislators will protest the post-poll violence on party workers and supporters by CPIM cadres inside assembly”, the Congress MLA maintained.