Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly on Saturday witnessed a chaotic scene when the Opposition BJP MLAs allegedly hurled slippers, earphones and papers on the Speaker’s podium.
The incident befell when the House hurriedly handed the Odisha Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill inside minutes with none dialogue. Speaker SN Patro had earlier rejected a discover from Congress to conduct a dialogue on alleged corruption in mining actions.
Two senior BJP lawmakers – JN Mishra and BC Sethi – had been seen standing at their seats and hurling some supplies in direction of the Speaker’s podium as a mark of protest.
The objects hurled by them had been slippers, papers, pen, dustbin and earphone. However, the slippers and different supplies didn’t attain the rostrum.
While BC Sethi refused the allegation of throwing slippers in direction of the Speaker’s podium, JN Mishra mentioned: “I do not know what exactly I have thrown, but he (Speaker) deserves this kind of behaviour. He does not function in a democratic manner”.
Government Chief Whip Pramila Mallick alleged that BJP members JN Mishra and BC Sethi hurled slippers and earphones whereas celebration whip Mohan Majhi threw the earphone. “They (BJP members) are doing so just to remain in the news”, Ms Mallick mentioned.
The speaker mentioned: “I am examining the incident. The law will take its own course.”
Congress Legislature Party chief Narasingha Mishra condemned the incident and dubbed it as an “unfortunate” incident. He mentioned the Congress had served a discover for a dialogue on the mining actions, which has been rejected by the Speaker with none purpose.
“It is also unfortunate that bills are passed in the House without discussion. Bills should not be passed when the House is not in order,” he mentioned.
BC Sethi mentioned the BJP members had been protesting over the Speaker’s actions as he didn’t permit Leader of Opposition PK Naik to talk within the House.
“We also wanted a discussion on illegal mining activities and farmers issues. But, the Speaker did not allow it. Is it democratic?” he requested.
JN Mishra alleged that the behaviour of the Speaker just isn’t acceptable as he doesn’t perform in a “democratic manner”.
The House was adjourned until after lunch over the incident.