The ongoing funds session of the Odisha Assembly on Saturday witnessed ugly scenes after footwear, microphones and different gadgets have been hurled at Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro’s podium following noisy protests over the alleged arbitrary passage of some payments within the House.
Three BJP MLAs, Jayanarayan Mishra, Bishnu Prasad Sethi and Mohan Majhi have been suspended for the remaining durations of the session by the speaker as demanded by Congress and BJD MLAs.
Though it’s unclear who hurled such objects within the House, authorities chief whip Pramila Mallick had alleged that footwear, earphone and papers have been hurled by deputy Leader of Opposition Bishnu Sethi, MLA Jaya Narayan Mishra and Opposition chief whip Mohan Majhi.
After Question Hour, ruckus broke out within the Odisha Assembly because the Speaker refused to permit adjournment movement over the difficulty of ‘mining enterprise’ introduced by the Congress.
BJP MLAs additionally created pandemonium demanding a dialogue on mining rip-off. Later, footwear, headphones and different gadgets have been hurled on the Speaker’s podium.
“Congress had brought the adjournment motion on mining scam and no discussion was possible after the Speaker rejected the proposal. The government today passed some Bills which is unfortunate. I came to know that shoes were hurled at the Speaker’s podium which is not acceptable and I condemn it,” stated senior Congress chief, Narasingha Mishra.
BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra stated, “The way the Speaker is managing the function of the Assembly is not appropriate as all the rules and norms are being thrown to wind.”
Mishra additional alleged that the Speaker was passing the Bills with out bringing an order or inviting dialogue. Even the Leader of Opposition shouldn’t be being allowed to current his views within the House, he alleged.
“No permission was granted to the Leader of Opposition to speak in the House which might have aggrieved him. The Speaker doesn’t have the minimum qualification to hold the post,” stated Mishra whereas justifying the hurling of microphone and different articles on the Speaker’s podium.
Deputy Leader of Opposition, Bishnu Sethi stated, “Whatever happened in the House was due to the undemocratic attitude of the Speaker. We wanted a proper discussion on the mining and other issues in the House. Similarly, Bills were passed without prior discussion.”
Sethi additional acknowledged the members hurled headphones, dustbin and different articles however denied his involvement within the incident. “I am aware that shoes were hurled, but I have not done it,” he clarified.
When requested concerning the unruly behaviour of MLAs within the House, Speaker SN Patro stated, “I am considering reviewing all aspects and the law will take its own course.”Asked whether or not motion might be taken, Patro stated “We are examining the footage and photographs.”
After inspecting the video footage, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro has suspended three legislators. Opposition chief whip Mohan Majhi, deputy Leader of Opposition Bishnu Sethi and senior member Jayanarayan Mishra.
Latter on the Assembly was declared sine die earlier than schedule.
Protesting this, all BJP MLA together with Leader of Opposition Pradeepta Nayak sat exterior the Assembly underneath the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.