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Uproar in Orissa assembly over minister's remark

Orissa assembly on Monday witnessed furor with Congress MLAs staging protests in the well against some "objectionable" remarks made by the revenue minister against the leader of the Opposition.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2011 21:49 IST

Orissa assembly on Monday witnessed furor with Congress MLAs staging protests in the well against some "objectionable" remarks made by the revenue minister against the leader of the Opposition.

The noise started when leader of the Opposition, Bhupinder Singh objected to revenue minister SN Patro giving reply on behalf of chief minister, Naveen Patnaik.

"The chief minister is very much present in the house and another minister is giving reply on his behalf. We do not accept it," Singh said.

At this Patro made some "objectionable" remark against Singh.

Congress members reacted immediately and rushed to the well demanding an apology from Patro for his remark. Some agitating Congress MLAs were seen attempting to rush to the speaker's podium. They were prevented by marshals.

"We consider that a statement given by a minister is the stand of the government. Therefore, the minister's remark is considered as the view of the government towards the Leader of the Opposition. I demand the revenue minister to withdraw his statement," BJP legislature Party Leader KV Singhdeo said.

NCP and a ruling BJD member also termed it as unparliamentary.

The minister in his clarification said "I have no intention to hurt anyone."

The remark was later expunged.