Bhubaneswar, Dec 12:
The state assembly was adjourned till 3 pm following pandemonium over the issue of Central assistance to the state towards relief and reconstruction work in the state.
While the Congress members claimed that the Centre had already transferred an amount of Rs 1000 crore to the state, Revenue minister insisted the total amount received by the state so far is only Rs 250 crore.
This led to heated exchanges between the treasury bench and the Congress members who trooped to the well of the House and shouted slogans near the Speaker’s podium demanding a reply in the matter from the state government.
The house witnessed noisy scenes between claims and counter claims forcing the chair to adjourn the house on two occasions for 15 minutes each.
Finally, the Speaker adjourned the House till 3 pm with a ruling that the Revenue minister will make a statement in the house at 3pm on the subject of Central assistance.