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Abhijit Iyer issue: House Committee to meet tomorrow

21/09/2018 at 12:27 PM

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee formed to probe the derogatory remarks made by New Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra would hold its first meeting in Room No 54 in the Assembly premises at 4 pm on Saturday.

Committee Chairman and Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra informed this to mediapersons here on Friday.

It may be noted that Speaker formed the Committee following a Privilege Motion brought by Mishra against Abhijit for giving repeated derogatory remarks against Konark Sun Temple, Puri Shree Mandir, MLAs and Odia people at large. Following an all-party meet, the Speaker announced the House Committee and asked it to submit report before the first day of the next session of the Assembly. The Committee has also been asked to suggest action against Abhijit.

Other members of the committee are Debi Prasad Mishra, KV Singh Deo, Pramila Mallick, Arun Sahoo and Sanjay Kumar Dasburma.

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