Bhubaneswar: On the second day of the budget session in Odisha Assembly today, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro made an announcement regarding election for the post of Deputy Speaker of the House.
The nominees were asked to submit applications for the same in the House by 12 noon today. The election will be held tomorrow.
Worth mentioning Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has named Angul MLA Rajanikant Singh as its contender for the post.
Earlier in the day, the Speaker accepted an adjournment notice moved by BJP alleging poor healthcare services in the state while Congress’ adjournment notice on farmers’ issue was rejected by the Speaker.
Meanwhile, Congress legislators, including Tara Bahinipati created an uproar in the House during discussion of BJP’s adjournment motion. Later, Speaker Patro adjourned the House for 15 minutes.