Bhubaneswar, Nov 26: The Opposition BJP and Congress today stalled the proceedings of the state assembly demanding resignation of Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo for allegedly protecting the murder accused of a 5 year old minor girl at Nayagarh four months ago in Nayagarh.
Speaker Dr Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the Assembly till 3 pm after failing to restore the normalcy in the House.
As soon as the House met today, BJP legislators flaunted banners demanding resignation of minister Sahoo for allegedly protecting of the murder accused 5 year old minor girl Pari in Nayagarh. Minister Sahoo represents the Nayagarh assembly constituency. The Congress MLAs shouted slogans supporting the demand for resignation of Sahoo.
On November 24, parents of Pari had attempted self immolation in front of the Assembly demanding justice for their deceased daughter. However, police could foil the attempt for self-immolation. Speaker Dr Patro directed the minister for state for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra to make a statement in the House on the issue.
However, the Opposition BJP and Congress did not satisfy with the statement of the minister Mishra and demanded resignation of the Agriculture minister Sahoo for protecting the murder accused.