Orissa assembly stalemate continues, adjourned till Monday

Orissa assembly was on Friday adjourned till Monday as stalemate entered seventh day with opposition Congress creating pandemonium in the well demanding resignation of chief minister and action against officials and Vedanta.

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010, 20:38 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Orissa assembly was on Friday
adjourned till Monday as stalemate entered seventh day in a
row with opposition Congress creating pandemonium in the well
demanding resignation of chief minister and action against
officials and Vedanta in wake of High Court judgement.
Congress members stormed into the well of the House and
shouted anti-government and anti-Vedanta slogans. Speaker
Pradip Kumar Amat could manage to run the question hour for 32
minutes before adjourning the House till 3 pm.

When the House reassembled at 3 pm, agitating Congress
MLAs repeated noisy scenes and attempted to climb on the
speaker`s podium. They too broke speaker`s mike forcing Amat
to use a cordless mike to announce adjournment of the house.

Even as the opposition protest created uproar in the
house, ministers for Agriculture, Revenue and Disaster
Management and Food and Supplies read out reports on the
situation arising out of unseasonal rains.

Strongly criticising the ruling BJD, leader of
opposition from Congress Bhupinder Singh said they were not
allowed to speak in the House and kept in dark about the
government`s action on the persons involved in the land
acquisition for the proposed Vedanta University.
In its November 16 order the Orissa High Court had
termed the state government`s land acquisition for Vedanta
University as illegal, Singh said demanding action against the
officials who committed irregularities in the processes.

PTI