Winter Session of Odisha Assembly runs for 2 hrs in 9 days, adjourned sine die

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Legislative Assembly was today adjourned sine die, 20 days ahead of the scheduled conclusion of the winter session.

Government Chief Whip Pramila Mallick today moved the adjournment motion in the House, following which Opposition BJP and Congress members staged a walkout.

Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro later adjourned the Assembly sine die, before 17 business days of the 8th session of the 16th Assembly.

Pandemonium rocked the session forcing repeated adjournments since its commencement on December 1 as Opposition members created ruckus in the House over the Mamita Meher issue. The members demanded resignation of MoS (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra over his alleged involvement in the case.

They had also beaten gong in the House as a mark of protest.

Chief Minister and Leader of the House Naveen Patnaik had for the first time spoken on the issue. He made a statement in the House wherein he said the Opposition is politicising the issue and a retired district judge has been entrusted to monitor the investigation.

Also read: Odisha CM Breaks Silence On Mamita Meher Issue, Makes Statement In Assembly.

On the other hand, the BJD MLAs had resorted to sloganeering in the House over alleged negligence by the Central Government towards Odisha. They alleged reduction in allocation under the PMAY, protested against fuel price hike and rise in inflation.

The House ran for less than 2 hours during the nine days of the session. The Speaker had earlier called for all-party meetings multiple times to end the deadlock but to no avail. Today also, the Opposition members boycotted the all-party meeting convened by Patro.

On the first day of the session, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari had presented the Supplementary Budget of Rs 19,833 crore for 2021-22 in the State Assembly.

Also read: Odisha Finance Minister Tables Rs 19,833-Cr Supplementary Budget In House.

On December 7, the Odisha Assembly passed a resolution demanding the ‘First war of Independence’ status to the ‘Paika Bidroha’.

Culture and Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi brought the resolution in the House seeking to recommend the Centre to declare the ‘Paika Bidroha’ as the first war of Independence. The legislators unanimously passed the resolution in the House.

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