Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Wednesday administered oath to veteran BJP legislator Ratan Chakraborty as protem speaker in a simple ceremony at Raj Bhawan.
Chakraborty has taken the charge of assembly till election of speaker and deputy speaker. He will administer oath to all other 59 MLAs in the assembly on Thursday and Friday.
Newly elected CM Biplab Kumar Deb, Deputy CM Jishnu Devbarman, other Minister, CS, DGP and other officials were present during the oath taking.
Later speaking to Northeast Now the Protem Speaker said the other BJP legislators shall take oath on Thursday and the opposition MLA’s and Deputy CM shall be administered the oath the next day.
Governor Tathagatha Roy held the view that all types of post-poll violence has to be stopped and if necessary tough measures to be initiated to stop it.
Roy said, “Post poll violence has to be stopped. Since the very first day I am raising my voice against it. We also have to face it and if required take tough step against violence. We have to do it.”
Interacting with the reporters after the oath taking programme Chief Minister Deb said, “My message is simple. I will work hard and want everyone from the Chief Secretary to the small post holders to work hard because everyone is part of the government. I want to follow the path of Narendra Modi who showed how the government must perform and the Tripura government will also follow his footsteps him because this is a government by the people and we have to remember it. Tripura has to be corruption free and in no department there should be any political interference.”
“For two years I will visit every nook and corner of the state with my team and review progress of works. Anybody found indulging in corruption will be dealt with an iron hand. It is people’s money and the central government has sent fund for the poor and tribal people of Tripura and no one has the right to siphon off that money,” he added.