House adjourned as Opp creates ruckus demanding hike in paddy MSP

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Bhubaneswar: Demanding consensus on a proposal to increase minimum support price (MSP) for paddy to Rs 2,800, Opposition members today created ruckus in the Odisha Assembly leading to adjournment in the proceedings twice today.

As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour, Congress legislators stormed into the well of the State Assembly and shouted slogans demanding hike in the paddy MSP. Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati was stopped by the Assembly staff while attempting to climb atop the Speaker’s table.

Meanwhile, the BJP MLAs stood beside their seats in support of the demand for an increase in the paddy MSP.

Also read: Uproar in Odisha Assembly on farmers’ issues

Though Minister Usha Devi was presenting some statements during the Question Hour, she was not audible clearly due to the Congress pandemonium.

Unable to run the House, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the proceedings till 12.30 pm.

When the House reassembled after the first adjournment, the Opposition din over the issue continued causing another adjournment till 3 pm.

 

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