Saswat Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: Journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra deposed before the House Committee of Odisha Assembly today in connection with the derogatory remarks made by him on the Konark Sun Temple and his comments on legislators. However, Iyer who was supposed to submit an affidavit in connection with the case has sought time till tomorrow to furnish the same.

Chairman of House Committee, Narasingha Mishra, said that Mitra will re-appear before the House Committee tomorrow to submit the affidavit.

"Mitra didn't submit the affidavit today. He asked us for some time that we have allowed. We have directed him to file the affidavit tomorrow at 11:00 AM and also told him that it will be his last opportunity," Mishra said.

On October 23, Iyer had tendered an unconditional apology for his derogatory remarks.

Odisha Assembly speaker Pradip Amat on September 20 had constituted a House Committee to probe the journalist's alleged derogatory remarks against the state and its lawmakers.