Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly to begin on a stormy note

Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly is set to begin on a stormy note on Wednesday with the opposition parties — the Congress and the BJP — preparing to step up attack on the ruling BJD on the floor of the house.

On the other hand, the ruling party said it is ready to discuss any issue brought by the opposition parties.

The opposition parties have decided to raise Kandhamal encounter, Nagada malnutrition death, Dana Majhi case, shortage of doctors, farmers’ plight among other issues.

“The party would raise several issues during the monsoon session. The state government has completely failed to provide basic facilities to the people,” said Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra.

The Congress on Wednesday held its legislature party meeting to prepare the strategies for the session.

BJP President Basant Panda said the party would raise several issues including killing of innocent tribals in Kandhamal, Nagada malnutrition and other issues.

Meanwhile, the legislature party of the Biju Janata Dal held a meeting on Tuesday to prepare to counter the Opposition.

“We shall take several issues on the floor of the house including Mahanadi water issue, Polavaram project issue and cutting of central fund by the government of India,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

–IANS

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