In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Tripura Government is considering to hold the Monsoon Session of the Assembly under the open sky in a park in Agartala.
This was informed by the state law and parliamentary affairs minister Ratan Lal Nath on Saturday.
The Monsoon Session of the Tripura Assembly is scheduled for the third week in September.
Speaking to the media after visiting the Heritage Park in Agartala, Nath said, “It will not be right to hold the session in the Assembly house as maintaining social distancing norm won’t be easy inside the Assembly house.”
“Moreover, Assembly sessions in many States were held outside the Assembly building with restrictions,” he further said.
“The Tripura Government is also planning to hold the Monsoon Session outside the Assembly house so that all precautionary measures can be taken properly,” he told reporters.
It may be mentioned here that the five-day budget session which began on March 20 was cut short to two days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The session was called off soon after the budget was passed.
The law minister further said that it is mandatory to organise Assembly sessions after every six months.
“However, the final decision on holding the Assembly session in the open is yet to be taken,” Nath added.