Former leader of the opposition and Trinamool Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman on Monday snatched speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath’s ceremonial mace from his table and made off with it before being restrained by the marshal of the assembly.
Barman was protesting against the speaker’s refusal to allow a discussion on a sex scandal involving forest and rural development minister Naresh Jamatia. This was the fifth time in the history of the Tripura assembly that the speaker had lost his symbols of authority.
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Amid the sloganeering, Roy Barman lifted the speaker’s mace and ran towards the exit.Both Congress and Trinamool MLAs followed him in a noisy walkout, forcing the speaker to adjourn the house. Later, marshal of the assembly Arun Chandra Das recovered the mace from Roy Barman and reinstated it on the speaker’s table.