Agartala: The opposition party CPI(M) in Tripura today walked out from the assembly session to protest against not being allowed to discuss the current situation of the state in the House and passing Bills without discussion.
Amid uproar and walkout by sixteen CPI (M) MLAs, who slammed the exclusion of question-answer discussion time in the session, the Tripura Legislative Assembly passed as many as 10 bills during the one-day monsoon session. The opposition further claimed that their voices were suppressed and not heard in the House by the ruling party.
The opposition later staged demonstrations outside the assembly house and condemned the government for failing to provide basic economic, social, and healthcare facilities to the people. The demonstration was led by the leader of the opposition, Manik Sarkar who alleged that the State's current law and order situation in the State has been reduced to zero and the common people are losing their lives without proper treatment in the hospitals.
'' The BJP cadres are attacking the opposition supporters including the media whoever is condemning the government. The Chief Minister is openly threatening journalists for writing against him'' said Sarkar.
He further alleged that even during the lockdown several attacks on the opposition, murder, rape have been continuing but the police are refusing to register any case against the criminals.
Meanwhile, informing the House on elaborate measures taken by the State Government to combat coronavirus, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said, '' Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, necessary steps were taken by my Government to tackle the pandemic as associated problems like a supply of medicine and healthcare equipment, COVID testing, relief operations are being extended for the needy and others.''
Deb also claimed that the death rate due to COVID in the state is 'almost negligible', as per the reports released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently, Tripura has 1.11% COVID fatality rate, which is the highest in North East.
''Most of the corona patients are dying due to co-morbidities like cardiac ailments, brain strike, chronic liver failure, etc'' Deb stated.