Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11:
Congress today brought privilege motion in the Odisha Assembly against Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy for providing incomplete information to the house on farmer suicide.
As per information provided by the party, Maharathy skipped certain portions from the report that contained the outcomes of the field investigation while addressing the Assembly.
“Last evening a report was telecasted in a private television channel that showcased the way government has hidden facts from the public on farmer suicide. A portion of the copy that is sent to the SRC (Special Relief Commissioner) was blanked out. We brought a privilege motion today on this context,” said Congress MLA Naba Das speaking to reporters outside the assembly today.
Ruling BJD, however, refuted the charges leveled by Das and clarified that the issue was caused because of a photocopying error.