Odisha Assembly Adjourned Till 3 PM As BJP MLAs Create Ruckus


Bhubaneswar: Proceedings of the assembly was disrupted on Sunday as BJP MLAs created ruckus in the House demanding resignation of Minister Arun Sahoo from the cabinet in connection with the alleged murder of a 5-year-old girl Pari of Nayagarh district.

The house witnessed uproarious scenes and it got devasted after BJP MLA Mohan Majhi was seen trying to climb atop the Speaker’s podium.

Following which, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the House initially till 11.30 AM and later till 3 PM.

Legislators of the party also staged a dharna near the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the assembly premises.

On the other hand, Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati during the Zero Hour raised the matter of Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s expulsion from the BJD and alleged his association with arrested and suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash Kumar Pathak.

Bahinipati further alleged that several leaders of the ruling party and non-Odia officers are involved in corruption in the state.

Worth mentioning, Panigrahi was today expelled from the primary membership of the BJD for his anti-people activities.

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