Agartala: Mar 24: On the fourth day of the budget session, the opposition bench presented a number of demands to the ruling government.
Leader of the Opposition Manik Sarkar briefed the media on the issues during the adjournment of the meeting. He said that the characteristics of a dissenting democracy are that in a democratic system the ruling party will be the same as the opposition, freedom of speech will be with the people.
People will be asked to know their happiness and sorrow but it has been claimed that they do not have it in the current situation of the state.
He said there was a staff crisis in various departments so the budget called for the recruitment of teachers, health workers and other staff.
It has also been said that after the previous government, the wages of MNREGA labours in the state has been increased from Rs 177 to Rs 205.
Most of the line work is being done by machines resulting in an impact on the workers. So the demand has been raised to increase the daily wages of the workers and increase the working days.
It has been demanded to bring a white paper to increase the purchasing power so that people can have money and the current financial condition of the state has remained at the same level for the last three years.
Referring to 10,323 teachers, Manik Sarkar said the Supreme Court had directed the dismissed teachers to give an age relaxation for re-employment in the future. He made it clear that he did not know that there was a need for a written test or an oral test.
The previous government had created 13,000 posts of teachers in the state but BJP government canceled them. The present government has asked to bring back those posts.