Bhubneswar: The opposition Congress on Wednesday
moved a privilege motion against the Orissa chief minister,
parliamentary affairs minister and government chief whip
accusing them of breaching privilege of the assembly by
adjourning the house sine die abruptly in the last session.
The move by the Congress members came a day after the
ruling BJD moved a similar motion against the Leader of the
Opposition and Opposition chief whip for holding a symbolic
assembly after the house was declared sine die.
Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat said "as there was no
business in the house, I recommended sine die of the assembly
according to the majority view."
The opposition held the chief minister Naveen Patnaik,
Parliamentary Affairs minister Raghunath Mohanty and
government Chief Whip R N Pani for recommending sine die.
The second session of the 14th assembly, scheduled to
end on December 19, ended abruptly on December 5.
"They abruptly ended the session while a number of
important matters like mining scam, farmers suicide, passing
of two bills were pending," Congress chief Whip Prasad
Harichandan said claiming that the oppostion had not caused
any dishonour to the assembly.