Bhubaneswar, Mar 15: Speaker Dr Surjya Narayan Patro further adjourned the proceedings till 4.30 pm following uproar in the House after the lunch break.
The issue of alleged failure of the government to procure paddy from the farmers continued to dominate the proceedings of the Odisha Assembly for beginning of the this morning.
As soon as the House met today, Opposition members trooped into the Well of the House demanding government announcement to purchase all the paddy stock of farmers disrupting the proceedings.
On the other hand, the ruling BJD MLAs sought apology from BJP’s Subash Panigrahi for attempting suicide in the House on Friday. They alleged that Panigrahi has destroyed the sanctity of the House by trying to commit suicide.
As both sides remained adamant on their stands, the House could not run. Despite attempts to resolve the deadlock over the issue, noisy scenes continued in the House forcing the Speaker to adjourn the proceeding till the end of the lunch break.