Bhubaneswar:16/7/19: With Opposition members seeking statement from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over deteriorating law and order situation in the state, Patnaik said that his government is committed to protect the life and property of the citizens.
This came after Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro passed a ruling in view of Opposition demand for statement from chief minister.
“The law and order situation in the state has largely remained peaceful. There has been a significant improvement in the Left Wing Extremism scenario in the state. Recently, the simultaneous elections were conducted peacefully due to proper security arrangements. During Cycone Fani Police has not only successfully maintained law and order in the affected areas but also assisted in relief and restoration activities. My government is fully committed to protect the life and property of all the citizens and ensure maintenance of law and order in the state,” Patnaik said.
Earlier in the day, Opposition members created pandemonium in the House over increasing crimes in the state, forcing repeated adjournments.
Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik demanded statement from chief minister owing which the Speaker passed a ruling.