Tripura Opp protests women killings

AGARTALA, March 9 – The murder of a tribal woman rocked the Tripura Assembly on Wednesday as Opposition parties staged massive protests demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

As the House began with the scheduled business, Opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath said that it was very unfortunate that women are being raped and murdered one after another while the Chief Minister remained a silent spectator.

“The latest such incident occurred at Dafadarbari in West Tripura’s Khowai subdivision where a body of a tribal woman found on Tuesday. The Chief Minister should resign owing to the morale responsibility into the incident,” he said.

Even though Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath tried to make a point saying that it was Question Hour and unspecific matter could not be allowed to be discussed, it seems the Speaker’s plea fell on deaf ears with the Opposition leader continuing with his ‘speech’. The Speaker then ruled that all the words of Nath would be expunged from the proceeding and this angered the entire Opposition bench. They rushed to the Well and started chanting slogans demanding resignation of the Chief Minister and amidst the chaotic situation, the Speaker adjourned the House for 20 minutes.

When the House reassembled after the adjournment, the Opposition leader said that it was a serous matter and the Speaker is trying to skip the issue.

Angered by the allegations, the Speaker again ruled that all the words of the Opposition leader would be expunged. The angry Congress MLAs again rushed to the Well and started protesting by showing placards. As the House was getting out of control, the Speaker adjourned the House till 12 pm.

The same scene was witnessed again when the House resumed at 12 pm, prompting the Speaker to adjourn the House till 2 pm. Opposition legislators continued their tirade against the Chief Minister on the issue and then staged a walkout for the day.