Bhubaneswar: The Budget Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly will commence on Friday and will continue till March 31.
Governor Ganeshi Lal will address the House on the first business day of the session. It will witness a total of six business days, excluding a holiday.
The House will discuss on the Governor’s speech for two days—March 26 and 28. The next day, official business will be tabled, and, on March 30, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will present the budget.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 test of all those who will take part in the session, including the Speaker, have been conducted.
The six-day budget session of the Assembly beginning on Friday is likely to be stormy with the Opposition BJP and Congress ready to attack the BJD over several issues.
Leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) Narasingh Mishra said that the unprecedented violence during the panchayat elections, deteriorating law and order situation and alleged involvement of ministers in the murder of the cameraman will be the major issues during the session. Besides, hike in the prices of petroleum products and unsold paddy of the farmers will also be raised.