The Odisha Government has not provided a full-fledged proposal as sought by the Union Government time and again, replied Rijiju in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4: The demand for establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in western Odisha seems to have not been taken seriously by the State Government.
It is so understood from a written reply submitted in the Lok Sabha by Union Law Minister Kiran Rijiju in response to a question of BJP MP Suresh Pujari on Wednesday.
“The Odisha Government has not provided a complete proposal as sought by the Union Government time and again,” Rijiju mentioned in his reply.
Rijiju also informed that the Odisha Government had not furnished detailed discussions held with the Governor and the HC and their views. The Union Government is yet to receive details about selection of site, daily expenses to be incurred, financial outlay for infrastructure and a comprehensive proposal from the State Government, said Rijiju.
In his reaction, Suresh Pujari said the Odisha Government is only misleading people of western Odisha regarding their longstanding demand for establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court.
It may be noted that lawyers and people belonging to different sections of life of western districts of Odisha have been demanding establishment of a permanent Bench in the region for long. Even, the lawyers have undertaken different agitation modes, including boycotting courts, to press for the demand.