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Odisha Assembly: Adjournment till 3 PM post ruckus by Opposition


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes from beginning which led to an adjournment till 3 PM.

As the Question Hour began at 10.30 AM, Opposition Congress and BJP members rushed to the well of the House and created ruckus shouting slogans as two adjournment motion notices moved by Congress over law and order situation in the state were rejected by Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat.

Unable to run the House amid noise, the Speaker adjourned the Assembly till 3 PM.

“The Opposition is intentionally trying to mar the House proceedings. Though adjournment motion notice was moved by them, any specific incident of law and order situation wasn’t mentioned in it for which it was rejected by the Speaker,” said BJD MLA Samir Dash speaking to reporters outside the House.

“It is unfortunate that adjournment motion notice was rejected. The people of Odisha need to know that the ruling party being in majority is trying to suppress the demands of the Opposition. They are trying to murder the democracy and I condemn it,” said Congress MLA Naba Das outside the House.

BJP member Pradeep Purohit said the adjournment motion was rejected as the Chief Minister, who also heads the Home department, has no answer to the worsening law and order situation in the state.

Worth mentioning, recent incidents of bombings at Badambadi in Cuttack and near ladies hostel of BJB Autonomous College in Bhubaneswar yesterday has raised serious concerns over law and order in the twin city.