Bhubaneswar,: After 14-day-long disruption, the winter session of the Odisha assembly was Friday adjourned sine die ahead of schedule, with the speaker accepting a motion moved by the government chief whip in this regard.
The 13th day of the winter session of Odisha Assembly on Thursday again witnessed unruly scenes, walk-outs and frequent adjournments as Opposition members disrupted the proceedings demanding discussion on the multi-crore chit fund scam.
Bhubaneswar: With Odisha Assembly unable to function normaly due to pandemonium by opposition and treasury bench members, the House today adopted a motion to reduce the number of sitting days in a calender year.
After being stalled for six days, normalcy returned Odisha to Assembly on Thursday as the agitating opposition Congress and BJP members pinned hopes on the Speaker to re-consider their demand for a debate on the multi-crore chitfund scam in the House.
Odisha Assembly was paralysed today as Congress MLAs threw banners at Speaker's chair protesting denial of a debate on multi-crore chitfund scam, while ruling BJD members stormed the well accusing the Central government of neglecting the state.
Within minutes of its commencement, Odisha Assembly was today adjourned till afternoon after uproar by ruling BJD members against Centre's stand on the controversial Polavaram project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
AICC on Monday, named Chiranjib Biswal as the deputy leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Odisha Assembly while Tara Prasad Bahinipati is made the party`s chief whip, according to OPCC president Jaydev Jena.
With the issue of devotees climbing the chariots of Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra gradually becoming a major controversy, Congress Tuesday urged the Speaker to convene a meeting to resolve the matter.
Odisha Minister Rabi Narayan Nanda and BJD vice-president A U Singhdeo were major losers from the ruling party while Congress state president Jaydev Jena, Union Minister Srikant Jena and party`s chief whip Prasad Harichandan also lost in the hustings.