Odisha Budget: Congress, BJP Walks Out During Governor's Speech
During Odisha Assembly's budget session on February 18, opposition parties Congress and BJP staged a walkout as Governor Ganesh Lal began his address. Congress leader Taraprasad Bahinipati and counterparts contested the escalating fuel prices and deteriorating law and order situation. Meanwhile, BJP questioned paddy procurement discrepancies and mounting cases of political violence. Besides, both the parties challenged the controversial rural elections in Kotia. Subsequently, the Opposition organized a sit-in within the Assembly premises.