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Speaker chairs all-party meeting ahead of Assembly Session

Bhubaneswar: Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro today chaired an all-party meeting here before the start of the Budget Session of the Assembly.

The Speaker called the meeting to seek cooperation from all the members for the smooth running of the House.

Government Chief Whip Pramila Mallik, BJP MLA Jay Narayan Mishra, Congress MLA Narasingha Mishra and many senior ruling BJD MLAs attended the meeting. During the all-party meet, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikaram keshari Arukh said that constructive debate would be held in the House on issues pertaining to public interest.

The Budget Session of Odisha Legislative Assembly would start from June 25. Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari would present his first Budget for 2019-20 FY on June 28.

This will be first full Budget of the Naveen Patnaik Government after it voted to power for fifth straight term.

The interim Budget for the current fiscal was presented by the then Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera in view of the national and Assembly elections.

The Session would continue till August 8 in two phases. The first phase would be held between June 25 and July 3 and the second phase from July 11 to August 8.

Deputy Speaker’s election would be held on June 27. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has nominated Angul MLA Rajanikant Singh as Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

 

 

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