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Opposition stalled the Odisha assembly :Speaker was forced to adjourn the House till 11.30am

Bhubaneswar, Feb 15/2/20: The Opposition today stalled the assembly proceedings demanding reconsideration of Speaker’s harsh ruling on publication of news by media. The Speaker was forced by unruly scenes to adjourn the House till 11.30am and then till 3 pm.

As soon as the House met today, Congress and BJP members trooped into the Well in protest against the Speaker’s ruling asking the media  not to  mention the name and the utterance of the MLAs who have come to Well. Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik said ” The ruling is detrimental to democratic rights of the legislators

The ruling was given by the Speaker yesterday, which sparked off protest by the Congress and BJP legislators.

While the opposition MLAs continued their  protest today describing the ruling as “murder of democracy”, the Speaker was in no mood to withdraw his ruling. He asked the Opposition members to go back to their seats and participate in the scheduled business.

As the noisy scenes continued, Speaker Dr Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the proceedings till 11.30 am to bring back normalcy in the House. As a result, the Question Hour business could not be transacted.

The Assembly reassembled at 11.30 am. However, the protest by Opposition members continued forcing the Speaker to adjourned the proceedings till 3 pm. As a result, important issues could not be taken up during the Zero Hour. The opposition-sponsored adjournment motion on the bus tragedy in Golanthara in Ganjam district due to electrocution that claimed 10 human lives could not also  be discussed.

About Ashok Palit

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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