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Bhubaneswar: Uproar over alleged mining scam disrupted proceedings in the Odisha Assembly on Monday as opposition parties took the government to task.

Opposition leader Pradipta Nayak alleged that few bureaucrats have looted around Rs 1, 00,000 crore from the mining lease. “The state government is also involved in this scam,” Nayak said.

“We have written several letters regarding the matter to the Chief Minister, but to no avail,” Nayak added.

Congress leader Narasingha Mishra also targeted the State Government over the alleged scam.

“The State Government has lost revenues worth Rs 3,600 crore from nine mines in last three years. It amounts to a whooping Rs 1,200 crore losses per year,” Mishra said.

However the ruling party refuted all allegations made by the opposition.

“Opposition is indulged in cheap politics. All these allegations are false and baseless,” stated BJD MLA Pratap Deb.

“Auction of the mines is done according to the directives of the Union Government and the guidelines set by the Supreme Court. Opposition is only beating around the bush rather than presenting fact based allegations before the house,” he retorted.

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