Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: Congress legislature party leader Narasingha Mishra on Monday sought the intervention of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to break the deadlock in the State Assembly.

Highlighting the Congress party's demand for purchase of unsold paddy from genuine farmers, Mishra expressed displeasure over the alleged inaction of the State government against fake farmers and government officials involved in corruption.

"My party demanded the purchase of unsold paddy from genuine farmers, besides, your government had also promised in the House to purchase the paddy on 26th February 2021 from genuine farmers and also initiate criminal proceeding against fake farmers and govt officials involved in the process. It is unfortunate to note that, no action is being taken in spite of promise made in the floor in the Assembly," Mishra wrote in the letter.

Mishra also pointed out the suicide attempt by a legislator inside the House over paddy procurement issue and said real problems are being sidelined due to the deadlock.

"A member tried to commit suicide consuming sanitizer placing his demand for farmers, on the other hand, members of Ruling Party are creating ruckus demanding his apology, for which, real problems of farmers and other state problems are being sidelined due to this deadlock instead of being discussed," Mishra stated.

The Congress leader said the CM, as a Leader of the House, is supposed to intervene in the matter taking confidence to all the parties for restoration of normalcy in the House.

"I therefore, request to immediately intervene in the matter, convene an all Parties meeting and save the democracy, besides, interest of the state," Mishra added.