Winter session of Odisha Assembly ends half-way

Bhubaneswar: Running 14 days amid series of adjournments, the winter session of Odisha Assembly ended today abruptly as Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the House for indefinite period.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik blamed the Opposition for the messy scene created in the house.

“It is a pity that the Opposition continuously disrupted the proceedings of the house when so many topics related to the welfare and development of the state were to be discussed. This is very unfortunate. We are prepared to do whatever is within the Rules of Business. But if something is not within the Rules, it cannot be discussed”, Patnaik said.

BJP legislature party leader Basant Panda said, “The ruling party has set a bad precedent by getting the house adjourned midway. The assembly is meant for discussions issues and problems of the common man but the ruling party never allowed that to happen”.

Leader of Opposition Narsingha Mishra said “They have stopped the session since they are scared to discuss on the chit fund scam. The CBI investigation has now reached the doorstep of the chief minister. The chief minister himself is also scared of a debate on the chit fund matter.”