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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 22:

Opposition Congress and BJP members today created ruckus in the Odisha Assembly demanding an unanimous resolution to be passed recommending to the Centre to hike the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy to Rs 2,800 per quintal.

After the House assembled for the day, Congress legislators rushed to the Well of the House shouting slogans and demanding increase in MSP for paddy from Rs 1,400 to Rs 2,800 per quintal.

The BJP members supported the demand standing beside their seats.

Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati tried to climb atop Speaker Niranjan Pujari’s podium.

Unable to run the House amid pandemonium, the Speaker adjourned it till 12.30 PM.

Similar scenes prevailed after the House reassembled as Opposition members again created din over the issue forcing Speaker Pujari to adjourn the House till 3 PM.

The House was again adjourned for 30 minutes as Bahinipati created ruckus and climbed atop Speaker’s podium while Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy was replying on the MSP.