Taking exception to it, Opposition Chief Whip Mohan Charan Majhi accused the Speaker and government of trying to kill democracy.
The Udula MLA and a few other members raised the question of several communities still being excluded from the list of scheduled tribes.
Raising the matter in the House, BJD MLA Sanjeeb Mallick said, “Rs 3 crore is allotted for MLA-LAD fund. Of the Rs 3 crore, Rs 2 crore is for miscellaneous expenses while Rs 50 lakh each is meant for education and construction of roads.”
However, they said similar advisories had been issued in the past also.
Over the irregularities in the distribution of fertilizer, the Pipili MLA said the supply is not as per the demand.
The allegation was made by the opposition members in the state Assembly while participating in a debate on the admissibility of an adjournment motion on Odisha dips in drugs and liquor; who will protect poor women .
Taking a jibe at State government’s Mo Bus, Mo Cycle and Mo Sarkar schemes, Sethi said, “Why doesn’t the government come up with Mo Cold Store, Mo Farm Production schemes, which would actually help the farmers.”
Senior Congress leader and Jeypore MLA, Tara Prasad Bahinipati slammed the government asking about the Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD’s) 2014 election manifesto where it had promised to provide 2 lakh jobs to the youths of Odisha.
With the opposition including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress ready with several issues to corner the State government, the session is going to be stormy and the new team of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik may have a tough month ahead.
Police Commissioner Saumyendra Priyadarsi, Intelligence Director Sanjeev Pannda, Intelligence DIG Anup Sahoo and other officials reviewed the security arrangements at the Assembly premises and outside it.
One more hour has been added to the working hour of the Odisha Legislative Assembly during the Monsoon session
“Due to the absence of our leader, we are not getting our due importance in the House," said MLA Kusum Tete.
The budget is likely to be presented on the first day of the session.
Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi on Friday said that 1621 persons have been killed in lightning strikes across Odisha till date since 2018
Odisha University of Health Sciences Bill, 2021, Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers (amendment) Bill, 2021 and Odisha Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021 have been passed in the Assembly today.