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Odisha Assembly monsoon session: Naveen’s new team to face the House

30/06/2022 at 8:12 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 30: The new team of Naveen Patnaik led-BJD government is going to face the opposition in the upcoming monsoon session of Odisha Legislative Assembly commencing from July 2.

Besides the newly constituted council of ministers, newly-elected speaker Bikram Keshari Arukha will face the House during the session.

However, government chief whip Prasanta Kumar Muduli said most of the newly inducted ministers and the newly elected speaker have long legislative experience. Hence, there will be no difficulty in facing the House.

Meanwhile, the opposition BJP and Congress have prepared the road map to corner the government on various burning issues.

The opposition is likely to raise deteriorating law and order situation in the state, distress sale of paddy crops, Mahanadi issue, unemployment, elephant deaths, said opposition deputy leader Bishnu Charan Sethi.

On the other hand, the government chief whip Prasanta Kumar Muduli said the government is ready for discussions on any issue raised by the opposition.

The ruling party will also raise issues like price hike of essential commodities, fuel price hike to counter the main opposition BJP which is in power at the Center.

The monsoon session will be held in two parts with the first commencing from July 2 to July 6 while the second part will take place from July 16 to August 4. Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will present the full-fledged budget for FY 2022-23 on July 2.

Earlier, the state government had presented an interim budget (vote-on-account) for the year 2022-23 in the Assembly in March this year.

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