Bhubaneswar: Cutting across party lines, members of the State Assembly today alleged that the Ministers are ignoring the Speaker’s ruling on different issues. The legislators including the ruling party members said the Ministers are not presenting their statements properly in the House.
Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati today sought the Minister’s reply in the House as to why the Centre is not providing funds after Odia got the Classical language status. He further asked why the State government is not applying for the funds. Later members of the House expressed their displeasure over the reply presented by Culture Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi. BJD MLAs Rajendra Sahu and Kishore Mohanty also criticized the Minister over his reply.
Another Congress legislator Narasingha Mishra also took a dig at the Agriculture Minister for not providing satisfactory answer to a query on paddy procurement.
Ruling party MLA Amar Satpathy raised the callousness of Law, Higher Education and School and Mass Education departments in providing satisfactory answers to the queries asked by the members in House.