Bhubaneswar, Nov 21: The Winter Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly began today.
As the house assembled for the day, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik moved condolence motion on the demise of several former members of the Assembly, including former Speaker Maheswar Mohanty.
The opposition BJP and Congress also condoled the death of Mohanty and fomer members of the House.
Thereafter, the House observed one-minute silence for the departed souls.
Later, Speaker Pramila Mallik adjourned the House for the day.
The winter session of the Odisha Assembly has been summoned till December 30.