Bhubaneswar, Apr 3: The Odisha Legislative Assembly, which is in Budget Session now, witnessed pandemonium and was adjourned twice as Opposition members insisted on formation of a special committee lead by the Speaker to strengthen social security aspects in bordering areas and sought a ruling from the Chair.
During Question Hour, questions relating to the Social Security Department were being answered by Minister Ashok Chandra Panda when opposition Congress members alleged that the Minister was not giving correct answers and was thus misleading the House. As they rushed to the Well of the House and demanded that a committed led by the Speaker formed to strengthen social security aspects in Kotia and other bordering areas, Government Chief Whip Pramial Mallick said there is no need for such a committee as special panels already exist for West Bengal, Chhattishgarh and Andhra Pradesh. However, Opposition members didn’t relent and insisted on their demand.
Unable to run the House, Speaker adjourned the House till 11.30 am first. As no development was marked, the Speaker adjourned the House for 15 minutes again and called for an all-party meeting to resolve the matter.