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Veteran Congress leader Gopal Roy to contest as opposition nominee for Tripura assembly speaker

The rift was once again evident in the context of the Assembly Speaker election.
Pradyot Debbarma’s party tied up with the Left-Congress in the matter of selecting the Speaker of the Tripura Legislative Assembly.
All the opposition parties have united in the Tripura Assembly Speaker election to field Congress MLA Gopal Roy.

Pradesh Congress president Birajit Sinha announced the name of Gopal Chandra Roy and said, “Apart from CPM, Tipra Motha has also supported the Congress candidate.”

The opposition party has 27 MLAs in the 60-member assembly while the ruling party has 32 MLAs after the resignation of Minister of State Pratima Bhowmik.

Meanwhile, Congress MLA Sudip Roy Burman announced his retirement from parliamentary politics but said he would remain active in politics.

Election for the post of Speaker would be held on March 24.
Although BJP’s victory in the speaker election is confirmed, the ruling alliance will have to face pressure on various issues in the coming days as the opposition is united.

According to opposition sources, the three parties have taken strategies to put pressure on the BJP-IPFT government on various issues.
Meanwhile, Tipra Motha chairman Pradyot Kishore Debbarman has discussed several times with Union Home Minister Amit Shah to appoint mediators for the development of the people of Tripura. He is hopeful that the mediator will be appointed soon.


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