Justice Das row forces House adjournment till 3 pm

Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly was adjourned till 3 pm for second time on Monday as uproarious scenes continued when the House assembled after an adjournment till 12.30 pm.

Earlier in the day, as soon as the House assembled for the day, Opposition members moved into the well while shouting slogans demanding dismissal of Justice MM Das from the post of chairman of the Chit fund commission and resignation of Minister Sanjay Das Burma.

BJP members also demanded for resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holding him responsible for the latest controversy. They wore posters and shouted slogans while standing near their seats.

Unable to run the House, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned it till 12.30 pm. The House ran for only a few seconds.

Notably, in his statement at the BJD legal cell meeting on Thursday, Justice Das had said people had invested their money in the chit fund company out of greed to get double the invested amount. Since the state government has no role in it, there is no need for it to refund duped money to these investors. If necessary, the government should provide them financial assistance like it does during natural calamities.

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