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Pradeep Pattanayak

Prior to the Budget session  of the Odisha Assembly,  Opposition parties --Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have devised strategies to corner the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on several burning issues the State is facing these days.

The BJD on the other hand has also prepared itself to counter the offensive. 

The Congress in its legislature party meeting held on Friday decided the strategies. “We will corner the government with issues of how they took law into their hands during elections and resorted to unfair means to sail through,” said senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra. 

The saffron party said it has several issues, starting from cameraman Manas Swain murder case to Awas Yojana scam to launch attack on the ruling party. “As regards political intolerance, Odisha is heading in the direction of  West Bengal. We will raise this issue as well,” said Opposition Chief Whip Mohan Majhi. 

On the other hand, the government is all set to pass four important bills during the ongoing Budget session. 
“If the issues to be raised by the Opposition parties are for the benefit of the State, we will be ready to take part in discussion,” said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh.

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