Winter Session: Assembly condoles death of leaders

Bhubaneswar: Rich tributes were paid today to departed leaders and defence personnel on the first day of the winter session of the State Assembly today.

The House observed a one-minute silent prayer in remembrance of former members of the Assembly Binod Bihari Singh Bariha, Laltendu Bidhyadhara Mohapatra, Gorsanga Sabara and Kanpur train mishap victim Captain Subhendu Mishra of 23 Para Regiment and martyred police staff.

As soon as the House assembled, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik moved a condolence motion recalling the former members and defence staff which got support from members cutting across parties including Opposition leader Narasingha Mishra and BJP legislature party leader KV Singh Deo.