Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 :
It was complete chaos in the state assembly today as Speaker suspended Congress MLA Debiprasanna Chand from the House for the day after he damaged the microphone on the Speaker’s podium and activists adding to the din by raising slogans from the visitors’ gallery.
The House has been adjourned following the incident.
While Chandra sat on a dharna inside the well of the House in protest against the suspension order, the Opposition members continued to disrupt the proceedings demanding the resignation of the Revenue minister Surya Narayan Patro for misleading the House and the people over Central disaster assistance to the state.
To add to the Speaker’s woes, a group of people who belong to the Nav Nirman Krushak Sangathan were taken into custody by security personnel for causing disruption by shouting slogans from the visitors’ gallery. They were demanding a better deal for farmers who have been pushed to the brink as a result of anti- farmer policies of the government.