Odisha Assembly: Cong up in arms over demonetisation

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Bhubaneswar: The demonetisation issue rocked the Odisha Assembly today when Congress legislators stormed into the well of the House shouting slogans and created a din leading to an adjournment in the proceedings of the House till 3 pm.

Alleging farmers of the State are suffering due to the demonetisation, Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati said during the zero hour there have been instances of vegetable distress sale in the State. “Situation has become akin to the Emergency period due to scarcity in cash availability in the market,” he claimed.

The demonetisation heat got some support from BJD MLA Samir Das in the House. Participating in the debate, Das said, “The BJP-led Central government has failed to tackle the situation after the demonetisation.”

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The Congress members demanded the Speaker’s ruling and a reply from the Odisha Finance Minister on the demonetisation.

Unable to run the House, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the proceeding of the Odisha Assembly till 3 pm.

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