Bhubaneswar, Nov 23: Outside, the atmosphere is chilly, but the inner environment is set to be warm as well as stormy from tomorrow. The opposition parties have been gearing themselves to corner the government on burning issues, while the ruling Biju Janata Dal is readying itself to counter the opposition attack during the winter session of Odisha Assembly, commencing tomorrow.
The session is likely to generate more heat as the Padampur by-poll is ahead. This time, the ruling BJD is more serious as it has lost Dhamnagar by poll recently.
The issue relating to lady blackmailer Archana Nag’s blackmailing of several bigwigs has provided ammo to the opposition parties to beat the ruling party.
Leader of Opposition Jaynarayan Mishra said Archana Nag issue will be the prime one to be raised on the floor of the assembly. ” We will not relent till all the political and bureaucratic big wigs who have connection with the lady blackmailer are brought to book. Mere arrest of Archana, her husband and aides will not satisfy us”.
The BJP legislature party, the No 1 opposition party in Odisha Assembly, discussed the issues to be raised on the floor of the House during the session.
Leader of Opposition Congress Narasingha Mishra said his party MLAs will highlight all burning issues including the nexus between Archana Nag and the ruling party, plight of farmers and deteriorating law &order situation.
The Opposition legislature parties held separate meetings to chalk out strategies to corner the government. On the other hand, the BJD MLAs were asked to remain present in the House all the time and counter the Opposition attack.
“We are ready to discuss any issue raised by the Opposition. Besides, our MLAs will raise issues like price rise of petroleum products and Centre’s neglect to Odisha farmers”, said BJD chief whip Prasant Muduli.
A three-tier security system has been put in place for smooth conduct of the Winter Session, said Twin City Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi.
Around 5 Additional SPs, 11 Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSPs), 13 Inspectors, 62 Sub-Inspectors, 140 constables, 28 Platoon of force, Special Tactical Unit, and Home Guards will also be deployed to tackle any kind of untoward situation.
Three platoons of Quick Response Team (QRT) will be deployed inside the assembly. Two special tactical units or anti-terrorist force will also be there to tackle any exigency. In addition to this, traffic restrictions will also be imposed around the Assembly.