Owing to the ruckus by the opposition MLAs, Odisha Assembly's winter session was adjourned for the indefinite time on December 10. The session was scheduled to end on December 31. Reportedly, the opposition demanded CM Naveen Patnaik's explanation on the Mamita Meher murder case, allegedly involving the Home Minister Dibyashankar Mishra. Meher's dead body, a school teacher, was found by the Odisha police in Kalahandi on October 8.
Odisha Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro on April 3 suspended three BJP MLAs for allegedly throwing shoes, microphones and papers at the Speaker's podium. Reportedly, the MLAs - Jayanarayan Mishra, Bishnu Prasad Sethi and Mohan Majhi - threw the articles after getting agitated over the Speaker. Mishra accused the Speaker of passing bills by guillotining discussions and even ignoring the Leader of Opposition’s stand, and termed his actions… read-more
The second day budget session at the Odisha Assembly endured two adjournments due to heated dispute between the opposition parties. The Congress and BJP fought over the state government's slack in paddy procurement causing loss to the farmers. "we will not allow the House to function until all the paddy bags are cleared from the Mandi," said the Congress party candidate Taraprasad Bahinipati. Reportedly, Speaker S N Patro dismissed… read-more
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… read-more