Bhubaneswar: Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat today adjourned the Odisha Assembly till tomorrow following a ruckus by Congress and BJP members over fuel price hike and alleged cooperative bank scam.
As soon as the House assembled for the day, Congress party’s chief whip Taraprasad Bahinipati rushed to the well and raised slogans against fuel price hike. The senior Congress leader also attempted to climb atop the Speaker’s podium.
Similarly, BJP leaders raised slogans against the alleged Omfed scam and cooperative bank scam. Unable to run the Hose, the Speaker adjourned the House till 10.30 am tomorrow.
The House was adjourned when Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was about to reply during the Question Hour. BJD Spokesperson and MLA Samir Dash outside the House termed disruption of the proceeding of the Assembly as “unfortunate.”
Earlier, the Congress activists led by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik staged a dharna in front of the State Assembly and detained the BJD leaders who had come in their vehicles.
Congress activists were also seen giving flowers and chocolates to many people urging them to extend support to the Bharat Bandh today. Besides, party’s women activists made a human chain as a mark of protest.