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Speaker adjourns 1st session of Tripura Assembly sine die, Ram Prasad Paul elected Dy Speaker

The first session of the 13th Legislative Assembly of Tripura adjourned sine die by Speaker of the House Biswa Bandhu Sen on Tuesday (March 28). The session started on March 24 last. During the session, Vote on Account and proposals for Supplementary Grants were tabled.



On the last day of the session today, Ruling BJP MLA and former Minister Ram Prasad Paul was elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of the Tripura Assembly. Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha proposed the name of Ram Prasad Paul as the ruling party's nominated Deputy Speaker candidate. Finance Minister Pranajit Singha Roy seconded the proposal. Another proposal for Paul was made by Youth Affairs Minister Tinku Roy and was supported by Santana Chakma. As Opposition parties did not put up any candidate, Paul was elected unopposed.


Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha, opposition leader Animesh Debbarma, and CPIM legislature party leader Jitendra Choudhury congratulated Paul for being elected as the Deputy Speaker of the House.


Earlier, one minute silence was observed by the members of the Assembly to convey condolences and tributes to Sahitya Akademi's first Bhasha Samman awardee and eminent poet Chandra Kanta Murasingh (66) who passed away on March 27 last.


Speaker Biswabandhu Sen also recalled the contributions of the poet.


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During the day three Bills, Vote on Account of Rs. 9066.56 crore for the first four months of the FY 2023-24 and proposals for the Supplementary Grant were accepted by the House.


Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha tabled the three Bills – The Aryabhatta International University, Tripura Bill 2023, the Techno India University Tripura Bill 2023 and the Indian Stamp (Tripura 6th Amendment) Bill, 2023 in House.


Animesh Debbarma, Jitendra Chaudhury, Gopal Chandra Roy and Chittaranjan Debbarma took part in the discussions on the three bills in the second half of the session.


As the session continued, the House was adjourned for a brief period after TIPRA Motha Party (TMP) MLAs came down to well and started raising slogans relating to a media report that claimed some of the students were forced to write their answer paper for Tripura Board of Secondary Education TBSE) Secondary and Higher secondary exams on Kokbarok Language in a specific script instead of candidates' preferred script in conducted by recently.

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