Cong fumes over housing data in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Leader of the Opposition in the Odisha Assembly and Congress legislator from Balangir Narasingha Mishra today slammed Naveen Patnaik government for misleading the House.

Mishra accused the government of misleading the House by pointing out that figures provided by Panchayati Raj Minister Pradip Maharathy on the number of pucca houses constructed under Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana and Mo Kudia Yojana did not match with the figures provided by the then Panchayati Raj Minister Arun Sahu.

Mishra said while then Panchayati Raj Minister Arun Sahu had told the House in 2016 that 2, 62,680 pucca houses were constructed in the state under the schemes but incumbent Panchayati Raj Minister Pradip Maharathy has stated to the House that 2, 57, 894 pucca houses have been constructed.

“Both the replies are contradictory to each other. The Minister replied that he can’t tell about the earlier statement but whatever he has stated in his reply is correct. We have repeatedly said in this House that there is a strange government here in Odisha which puts up facts which are contradictory to each other. It misleads the people by presenting wrong facts. So it is right of the House to know which is correct? Who has misled the House?” stated Mishra during Question Hour.

The House witnessed noisy scenes over the issue with Congress members demanding a ruling from the Speaker on the matter.



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