Congress on Wednesday accused the ruling BJD MLAs and corporators of misappropriating relief materials meant for victims of `Cyclone Phailin`, but Speaker Pradip Amat rejected the Opposition demand for an adjournment motion on the issue in Odisha Assembly.
Odisha Assembly could conduct business for only 11 minutes on Friday and was adjourned till Monday due to noisy protests by Congress MLAs demanding resignation of state revenue and disaster management minister SN Patro for allegedly misleading the House.
Accusing the ruling BJD in Odisha of treason, Congress today demanded resignation of state revenue and disaster management minister S N Patro who slammed the UPA government and said only Rs 250 crore was released for the victims of cyclone Phailin by the Centre.
Winter session of Odisha Assembly starting Thursday is set to be stormy with ruling BJD gearing up to slam the Centre on issues like delay in cyclone assistance and opposition ready to corner the government over crime against women and worsening law and order.
With the cyclone Phailin resultant rains and subsequent heavy downpour owing to low pressure causing two spells of flood in the state, Odisha government decided to strengthen the flood forecasting and monitoring system.