Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) With the customary speech of the Governor, the week-long Budget Session of the Tripura Assembly will begin from Friday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ratan Lal Nath said here on Thursday.
State Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki would address the session on the opening day, the Minister told IANS.
“Deputy Chief Minister (also Finance Minister) Jishnu Dev Varma will lay the budget for the upcoming fiscal 2019-20 on the second day of the session on Monday,” said Nath, who also holds the Law, Education and Other Backward Communities portfolio.
He said several important bills were likely to be submitted during the session, which would continue till March 1.
Opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist legislators were expected to raise the issue of “political violence, government jobs and crisis of school teachers”.
“A severe crisis of food and rural jobs is putting the people in the rural, interior and tribal areas in a harsh distress condition while the state government remains inactive and busy with other non-serious issues,” Deputy Opposition Leader Badal Choudhury said.
“Our legislature party will meet here on Thursday evening to decide the strategies for the upcoming session,” he told IANS.
This is the third session of the Tripura Assembly after the Bharatiya Janata Party-Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (BJP-IPFT) alliance came to power on March 9. The alliance trounced the CPI-M-led Left Front government in the February 2018 polls after two decades of rule.