On the first day of the monsoon session, the Orissa Assembly on Tuesday was adjourned twice following an uproar over alleged horse-trading by the ruling BJD in the Rajya Sabha polls.
As soon as the Question Hour began, senior Congress leaders, including leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh and party chief whip Prasad Harichandan, wanted the House to take up an adjournment motion on alleged irregularities in June 17 RS polls.
Several Congress legislators trooped into the well raising slogans against the BJD and accusing it of winning all the three seats by adopting unfair means. They alleged that three opposition MLAs abstained from the polls due to foul play.
When repeated pleas for order in the House went unheeded,Speaker Pradip Amat first adjourned the House for an hour. After it reassembled, the House was again adjourned as the members were unrelenting.