Probe police action against Gana Sikhyaks:Opposition

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition today created uproar in the assembly over the demands of the Gana Sikhyaks (Para Teachers) and the Commissionerate police`s action against the striking teachers on Tuesday while the the Gana Sikhyaks today continued dharnas in front of the assembly and official residences of some MLAs.

The associate member of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) Pratap Sarangi and BJP MLA Narendra Majhi even sat on dharna inside the house to protest police action against the striking Gana Sikhyaks. The Opposition demanded thorough probe of the entire incident. Members from the Opposition bench demanded that the government should bear the treatment cost of the teachers injured in the incident. Some members of the ruling BJD and its alliance partner NCP joined in the chorous. The School and Mass Education Minister later said that he would give his statement only on the floor of the house.

Meanwhile, the Gana Sikhyaks continued dharnas for the seventh consecutive day while some teachers continued fast unto death for the third day. Several teachers have been admitted to hospital as their health conditions deteriorated.