Himansu Shekhar Rout

Following uproarious scenes that prevailed in the Odisha Assembly over the issue of the Pari murder case and the court verdict, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made his statement in the House on Wednesday.

Dubbing the Pari murder incident as a sensitive case, the Chief Minister said, “Opposition parties are only doing cheap politics over the incident. The accused was awarded a punishment yesterday. The opposition should not do politics over the development and crime.”

The Chief Minister also made his statements about the Srimandir Parikrama project, Lingaraj temple Parikrama project, and the BSKY scheme.  

BJD leader Debi Prasad Mishra said that political statements should be confined to election issues. “Our priority is the development of the state. Sensitive issues should not be sensationalised. It will damage the reputation of the state. That should not be done. The Chief Minister has appealed to the opposition parties to carry forward the development works,” he added.   

Earlier in the day, the proceedings of the Budget session of the Odisha Assembly witnessed pandemonium throughout the day with multiple disruptions. 

The BJP members rushed to the well of the House and displayed posters demanding an answer from the Odisha government and CM Naveen Patnaik.

Later, the BJD members also staged a demonstration in front of the Gandhi statue by alleging that the BJP is politicising the sensitive Pari murder case, the verdict of which was pronounced on Tuesday.