Bhubaneswar: The Winter Session of Odisha Assembly, which was scheduled to continue till December 31, was today adjourned sine die after ten days of its commencement.
Speaker Dr. Surjya Narayana Patro adjourned the proceeding sine die this evening after appropriation bill of Rs 11,700 crore was passed amid ruckus by Opposition.
The house was adjourned after Government Chief Whip Pramilla Mallik brought a motion to curtail the session stating that there is no more official business and so it should be adjourned. She was supported by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha and BJD MLAs including Amar Prasad Satpathy.
Leader of opposition, Pradipta Naik expressed displeasure over the abrupt adjournment of the Assembly session one month ahead of schedule. The BJP legislators walked out of the house in protest and staged dharna near Mahatma Gandhi’s statue. On the other hand, Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati opposed the motion
During the session, two adjournment motions were discussed and 1192 out of 1332 replies to the written questions were tabled. One motion was discussed.
The Winter Session of Odisha Assembly was supposed to have 40 working days to fulfill the criteria of the Assembly sitting for a minimum 60 days in a calendar year. The session which commenced from November 20, was to continue till December 31.