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Pradeep Pattanayak

 Ahead of the Winter Session of the State legislature which is scheduled to start from December 1 and will be a stormy one, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress Tuesday had legislature party meetings to decide strategies to corner the ruling BJD government. 

The BJD had also held its legislature party meeting to train its gun on the BJP. 

The saffron party decided Mamita Meher murder case, the long-standing demand of Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra’s removal and CBI probe into the case, the main issues to be raised on the floor of the House. The party will also corner the ruling government by raising issues like deteriorating law and order situation, irregularities at paddy procurement centres and corruptions in awas yojanas. The party also reached a consensus that it will use issues like Biju Swasthya Card, health situation in the State and DMF as its weapons against the BJD-led government.

“There is a series of issues to be raised in the House. But we are taking up Mamita Meher murder case as a serious issue for the alleged link of Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra. We will demand the case to be discussed at the outset” informed BJP’s chief whip Mohan Charan Majhi.  

The grand old party Congress in its legislature party meeting decided to use Mamita Meher death case as a rallying point in it's strategy against the ruling BJD.

“We will raise Mamita Meher murder case. This apart, we will demand Rs 1 crore compensation to the deceased lady teacher’s family and SIT probe. Farmers’ problems, unemployment and the OBC reservation issues will also be raised,” listed out senior Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati. 

The BJD, which has been in the crosshairs of the BJP and Congress parties, also decided to launch a frontal attack at the BJP-led Central government. “The party will make the step motherly attitude of the Centre towards the State as its prime issue. Besides,  the party will raise issues like rise in price of essential commodities, cooking gas price hike, coal royalty and shortage of fertilizers. The party will demand for the implementation of the recommendations of Swaminathan Committee,” informed Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha.

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