State assembly proceedings paralysed

Bhubaneswar: Proceedings of the state assembly was paralysed on Friday as Congress legislators stormed into the well protesting alleged police excesses during a party rally here while ruling BJD MLAs countered them.

As soon as the House assembled for the day, members of the opposition Congress were on their feet alleging attack by police on party demonstrators who held a rally in a peaceful and democratic manner here on Thursday.

The angry Congress legislators trooped into the well accusing police personnel of using force, including batons against party rallyists without any provocation.

Shouting slogans against the Naveen Patnaik government and the police action, the opposition members attempted to climb the speaker`s podium.

Noisy scenes prevailed in the House as ruling BJD members refuted the allegations levelled by Congress MLAs and alleged that the demonstrators indulged in violence and attacked the police personnel mercilessly.

Placards were also displayed condemning the violent incidents that took place during the demonstration.