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Tag: Surjya Narayan Patro

Surjya Narayan Patro
MLA’s Suicide Bid In Assembly: Speaker Terms Act ‘Violation Of House Rules’

Bhubaneswar: Terming the suicide bid by Deogarh MLA Subash Panigrahi in the Odisha Assembly as a violation of House rules, Speaker, Surjya Narayan Patro on Sunday said that there is no harm in an apology as demanded by the ruling party from the BJP member if that is what needed to bring the house in […]

Odisha e-Assembly
Green Governance: Odisha To Have E-Assembly After Winter Session!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly is soon going to be a full-fledged e-Assembly on the lines of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Assembly where everything regarding the House will be made available to the public in digital mode. Speaking to OTV about the up-gradation of Odisha Vidhansabha into e-Vidhansabha, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro said that the Assembly will […]

Monsoon Session Of Odisha Legislative Assembly From Sept 29

Bhubaneswar: The Monsoon Session of Odisha Legislative Assembly will begin from September 29 and conclude on October 7. Since this will be the first Assembly session to be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all safety measures will reportedly be taken to conduct the session as per the coronavirus guidelines. The session will provide a total […]

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly Before Dec 31
Odisha MLAs, Staff To Undergo COVID-19 Test Before Commencement Of Assembly Session

Bhubaneswar: All the MLAs, staff and others senior officials will have to undergo COVID-19 test ahead of the upcoming monsoon session of Odisha Legislative Assembly, which is likely to begin by the end of September, informed Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro on Monday. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Odisha Assembly Speaker Patro […]

Friday's Ruling On Media Reporting Only For That Day: Odisha Assembly Speaker

Bhubaneswar: After a series of adjournments on Saturday due to protests by opposition members over Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro’s ban on media from reporting ruckus in well of the Odisha Assembly, normalcy was restored in the House following an all-party meeting. The opposition BJP and Congress demanded the withdrawal of Speakers ruling on the media […]

Odisha Speaker Directs Ex-MLAs To Vacate Govt Quarters Within 3 Days

Bhubaneswar: Reprimanding some former MLAs once again for not surrendering their government quarters, the Odisha Assembly speaker, Surjya Narayan Patro today directed the ex-legislators to vacate quarters within three days. As per reports, some sitting MLAs have also been asked to vacate the quarters for a proposed multi-storey building for legislators. In the meantime, these […]

Assembly stalled over rising rapes, missing children; Congress to hit streets tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: For the second consecutive day on Tuesday, Odisha Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes with opposition parties-BJP and Congress trying to corner the State government over the rising incidents of missing children and minor rape cases. Following the pandemonium, the Speaker SN Patro had to adjourn the House for as many as seven times today. Later, […]

Minor Girl Rapes, Missing Children Cases Rock Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The pre-lunch session of the Odisha Assembly today witnessed unruly scenes after Leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik expressed grave concerns over the issue of sexual assaults against minor girls in the State. Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the House till 12.30 PM and then till 3PM after the Opposition created ruckus demanding a reply […]

No Audit Report Of Universities In Odisha In 20 Years? Issue Rocks Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Demanding submission of audit reports of the universities in the Assembly, Congress members today created ruckus in the House alleging corruption in Higher Education. Congress legislature party leader, Narasingha Mishra stated as the audit report of the universities has not been presented in the House for past 20 years, such omission reeks of foul […]

New Speaker, New precedent: Speaker SN Patro calls first-ever all party meet

Bhubaneswar: Setting a new precedent, the newly elected speaker of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly, veteran BJD leader Surjya Narayan Patro, in a first, has convened an all party meeting prior to the commencement of the budget session of the new assembly. The all-party meet is likely to be held on June 24 as the […]

BJD names SN Patro candidate for Odisha Assembly Speaker post

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD today named senior leader and seven-time legislator Surjya Narayan Patro as its candidate for the post of the Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly. Parliamentary Affairs minister, Bikram Keshari Arukha said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced Patro’s name as the party’s candidate for the Speaker’s post. During the election of the […]

Odisha, Centre at loggerheads again over subsidised rice

Bhubaneswar: Subsidised rice has been a vote reaper in Odisha and also a key ingredient of conflict between the State government and the Centre. This time round, free rice has become a new bone of contention between the State and the Centre. Flagging concerns over non-allocation of food grains under the Annapurna Scheme in which […]

BJP Krushak Morcha up in arms over farmers' issue

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha BJP Krushak Morcha today scuffled with security personnel while trying to barge into the premises of the State Secretariat here opposing Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro’s remark challenging the Opposition to prove allegations that paddy is being procured at prices below the stipulated MSP at different mandis across the State. […]

Surjya Patro offers to quit daring Opposition to prove paddy procurement below MSP

Bhubaneswar: The State Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro challenged the Opposition to prove allegations that paddy is being procured at prices below the stipulated MSP of Rs 1750 per quintal in mandis across Odisha and said that he will quit politics if the allegations are true. Patro’s comments came during a press conference today where […]

Op-Ed: ‘Titli’ has blown away all the good work done over the years

Zero to 26 in four days flat. That is certainly an incredible leap for a government, which had stuck to its ‘zero casualty’ boast till Friday. Even after Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi confirmed 26 deaths due to Cyclone Titli on Tuesday morning, an unapologetic Surjya Narayan Patro refused to admit that anyone had […]