Vikash Sharma

Senior BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Jayanarayan Mishra again raked up the issue of the brutal murder of Health Minister Naba Das during the Odisha Assembly session on Saturday. Mishra said that even though 50 days have passed since the murder, the motive and the facts behind the crime are yet to come out.

He also questioned why attempts are being made to take the accused Gopal Das to NIMHANS after the medical board had ruled out any abnormality in his mental condition. The lawmaker further questioned the intention of the state government when it claims SCB Medical College and Hospital to be world-class institute.

In the House, Mishra asked the state government to present the letter it had written to the Centre seeking FBI assistance in the Naba Das murder case, as announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. In addition, Mishra also sought the letter regarding the court-monitored probe in the sensitive case.

The issue of viral Matric question paper on social media was also echoed in the Assembly today. The Sambalpur MLA stated that an audio clip has gone viral in which students are being demanded Rs 10,000 per question paper and Rs 40,000 for another four sets of question papers. "Is it the way examination is conducted or is it 5T," questioned Mishra while raising several other issues in the Assembly today.

Later in the day, School and Mass Education minister Samir Dash also clarified that there was no question paper leak.

“No question paper was leaked. There was a printing mistake in B-SET question paper today. However, students need not worry as their interests will be kept in mind during evaluation,” Dash said.

(Reported by Harihar Chand)