Odisha Assembly adjourned sine die; Budget Session ends five days ahead of schedule

Bhubaneswar: The Budget Session of the State Assembly concluded today as Speaker SN Patro adjourned the House for an indefinite period. The second phase of the Budget Session, which began on March 12, concluded today ahead of five business days of the schedule.

The first phase of the Budget Session kick-started with the address of Governor Ganeshi Lal on February 28 and continued till February 28.

A total of 26 transactions were conducted during the two phases of the Budget Session.

The full-fledged State budget for 2021-22 financial year and nine bills including the Odisha Lokayukta Amendment Bill, Cooperative Registration Amendment Bill, Appropriation Bill were passed by the House during the Budget Session.

Opposition and Ruling parties locked horns in the House over paddy procurement irregularities during the session.

Price hike of essential commodities and soaring fuel price also rocked the House during the session.

The ruling party sought the Governor’s intervention alleging BJP MLA from Deogarh, Subash Panigrahi damaged the dignity of the House after he tried to commit suicide by drinking sanitiser. Panigrahi was unhappy with the way the State government handling farmers’ issues and its inaction over alleged paddy procurement irregularities.

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