Bhubaneswar, Mar 18: The Opposition BJP MLAs today started preparation for searching Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging that he has been missing from the House. On the other hand, more than 50 ruling BJD MLAs met the Chief Minister through video conferencing seeking his intervention in resolving the Assembly impasse.
As soon as the members assembled in the House, the Opposition Congress and BJP MLAs stormed the well of the House and started slogan shouting. On the other hand, the ruling party members raised their protest by standing in their seats.
As the business could not be transacted due to pandemonium, Speaker Dr Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the proceedings till 12 noon.
Meanwhile, the BJP members stated preparation for searching the leader of the House. On the other hand, over 50 ruling party MLAs went to Lokseba Bhawan and aired their grievances through video conferencing.
“He is the leader of the House. We sought his interventions for resolution of the impasse and restoration of normalcy in the House. We hope he will take necessary steps in this regard,” BJD MLA Sambit Routray.
Congress legislators staged a dharna near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the House. “Both BJD and BJP are hands in glove with each other. They are making drama not to run the House because both of them are responsible for lapses in paddy procurement from the farmers,” said Tara Prasad Bahinipati.
Congress legislature party leader Narasingha Mishra had written a letter to the Chief Minister seeking his intervention. ”The government has not responded to the letter yet,” said the Congress MLA.