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Congress members created uproarious scenes in Odisha Assembly over the incident of rape of a minor girl in Nilagiri

Bhubaneswar16/4/18:: Opposition Congress members today created uproarious scenes in Odisha Assembly over the incident ofm rape of a minor girl in Nilagiri area, leading to adjournments in the House.

As the House assembled for the day, several Congress MLAs rushed to the well of the House and created din demanding cancellation of Question Hour and discussion over the matter.

Amid pandemonium, Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the House initially till 11.30 am and later till 3 pm as noisy scenes prevailed after the House reassembled with Congress members creating ruckus demanding statement of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the incident.

“Two minor girls have been raped in Nilagiri and Soro. The Chief Minister and the State Government are acting as mute spectators. I had today requested the Speaker to cancel the Question Hour and hold discussion in this regard as it is a sensitive matter. The Speaker neither paid heed to my request nor took any decision over it. He has the power to turn down our proposal but paying no attention towards it is anti-constitutional and anti-democratic,” said Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra outside the House.

“We all are deeply saddened by the Nilagiri incident. The Naveen Patnaik-government never spares the culprits. Strong action will be taken in the case soon. But, the way the Opposition members tried to cancel the Question Hour was not fair. They could have raised the issue at an appropriate forum,” said BJD MLA Samir Das outside the House.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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