BJP’s Biswabandhu Sen elected Tripura speaker; Tipra Motha abstains from voting


AGARTALA: BJP MLA Biswabandhu Sen was elected the speaker of the Tripura assembly on Friday. Sen received 32 votes, while opposition CPI(M)-Congress candidate Gopal Chandra Roy got 14 votes.

Tipra Motha, which has 13 members in the assembly, stayed away from the voting.

Sen, a four-time MLA from Dharmanagar in North Tripura district, was the deputy speaker in the previous assembly.

In the Tripura assembly, the BJP-IPFT alliance has 33 MLAs, while the opposition Congress and CPI-M jointly have 14 legislators.


Source: Press Trust of India

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