As per schedule, the winter session will have a total of 26 working days. The members will meet for around five hours daily adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.
The winter session is likely to be stormy as opposition parties will raise the issue of "deterioration" of law and order situation, while the ruling BJD decided to bring the House’s attention to the rising price of essential commodities.
BJP chief whip Mohan Majhi said their party will raise the Kalahandi teacher Mamita Meher murder case and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s alleged inaction against Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra who allegedly tried to shield the main accused Govind Sahu, who has since been arrested.
The BJD, BJP and the Congress separately held their legislature party meetings on eve of the winter session.
Congress MLA Taraprasad Bahinipati said they will demand formation of a High Court monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the teacher’s killing case.
Meanwhile, elaborate security arrangements have been made for smooth running of the winter session of the Assembly, informed Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner SK Priyadarshi.