All-party meet fails to end House impasse: to meet again on Tuesday

Bhubaneswar: The all-party meet called by Speaker of Odisha Assembly Niranjan Pujari to end the impasse in the House remained inconclusive on Saturday and will be held again at 9.30 am on Tuesday, the business advisory committee decided in a meeting today.

The Assembly will remain closed on Monday because of Akshaya Trutiya, said the Speaker after the business advisory committee meeting.

Besides, the demands of different departments including SC/ST Welfare will be debated in the House on Tuesday.

The Speaker had called the all-party and business advisory committee meetings today to end the logjam in the House. However, the all-party meet which was held twice, failed to resolve the differences.

The House today ran for just two minutes as Congress members stormed into the well of the Assembly and shouted slogans whereas BJP members wore black jackets and protested over the chit fund scam and BJD bank account row.

The House was adjourned twice – first till 3 pm and then till 4 pm.

In a related development, Congress MLAs led by Narasingha Mishra met Governor SC Jamir at the Raj Bhavan here.

They demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging that democracy was in peril in the State, imposition of President’s rule in case the chief minister does not step down and removal of chit fund commission head Justice MM Das.

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