Odisha assembly stalemate: Oppn leader seeks governor’s intervention

  • PTI, Bhubaneswar
  • Updated: May 17, 2016 09:42 IST
Opposition MLAs shout slogans during the budget session of Odisha assembly in Bhubaneswar. (PTI Photo)

Seeking governor SC Jamir’s intervention into the ongoing stalemate in Odisha assembly, which crossed ten working days on Monday, leader of opposition Narasingha Mishra alleged that democracy and parliamentary practices were killed in a pre-planned manner in the state.

“Democracy and parliamentary practices are killed in broad day light and in a pre-planned manner. The leader of opposition is not allowed to participate in the proceedings,” Mishra informed Jamir through a letter.

Stating that he was constrained to write to the governor, Mishra said, “I do not know where to get justice.”

Mishra alleged he was not allowed to speak on the Appropriation Bill by the ruling BJD members and the speaker adjourned the proceedings without sufficient ground.

“There was no disturbance from the opposition bench when the speaker adjourned proceedings several times on May 13 when the House passed the Appropriation Bill in the absence of Opposition,” Mishra said.

The Congress leader urged Jamir to take appropriate steps to save democracy and uphold the mandate of the Constitution.

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