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House adjourned thrice till 3 pm over poor law and order

Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly was adjourned thrice till 3 pm today following pandemonium by opposition BJP and Congress members over deteriorating law and order situation in the State.

As the House met for the day at 10.30 am to transact business, Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik stood at his chair and urged Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro to suspend the Question Hour and allow the MLAs to hold discussions on the law and order situation in the State.

As Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro did not allow, BJP members rushed into the well of the House and shouted slogans.

Raising the murder of three persons at Pattnaikiya Chhak on Sunday in Puri district, BJP members wanted a statement from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on law and order situation.

Unable to run proceedings, the Speaker adjourned the House at 10.33 for 10 minutes and then till 11.30 am.

As the House reassembled at 11.30 am, the opposition members continued with their agitation demanding a statement from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who also holds the Home portfolio over the issue.

Despite Speaker’s repeated request the opposition MLAs did not relent forcing the former to adjourn the proceedings at 11.57 am till 3 pm.

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