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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly has been adjourned till 10:30 am on Monday in the wake of the death of veteran leader and Biju Janata Dal MLA Pradeep Maharathy who passed away at the age of 65 at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

A condolence motion was brought to the floor by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik immediately after the day’s proceedings began for Sunday.

Following the motion, the Speaker of the Assembly adjourned the house till Monday. The motion was seconded by the Leader of Opposition and Congress MLAs.

It is pertinent to mention here that the senior BJD leader had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on September 14 and was put on ventilator support following the deterioration of his health condition on Friday evening.

Mortal remains of the veteran leader was consigned to flames after observance of full State honours in the presence of his family members, several ministers, leaders of various political parties and other personalities at Puri Swargadwar on Sunday.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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