Leader of Opposition in Odisha Legislative Assembly Pradipta Kumar Naik said, ‘The speaker is not allowing the opposition to speak in the House. He is biased. We will complain to the Governor in this regard ‘.
Leader of Opposition in Odisha, Pradeepta Kumar
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s delegation (BJP Delegation) will meet the Odisha Governor today and lodge a complaint against Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro for arbitrarily passing the bill in the House. Leader of Opposition in Odisha Legislative Assembly Pradipta Kumar Naik said, ‘The speaker is not allowing the opposition to speak in the House. He is biased. We will complain to the governor in this regard. We will request them to send back the bill passed by force in the Vidhan Sabha without any discussion in the House.
In the Odisha Legislative Assembly, on Saturday, some MLAs of the opposition party’s BJP threw slippers, earphones and papers towards the Speaker Surya Narayan Patro. Because of which three BJP MLAs were suspended from this session. These three BJP MLAs include Jai Narayan Mishra, Vishnu Sethi and Mohan Majhi. The legislators were suspended by the speaker on the demand of Congress, BJD MLAs for throwing slippers and other things towards the Speaker’s seat.
‘Can apologize for such incidents’
Naik said that I am not favoring the incident of throwing slippers. We can apologize for any such incident. However, I am unaware of the extent to which people were involved in this incident. But the speaker bypassed all constitutional guidelines in the House and he is acting like a party worker. Naik said that as the leader of the opposition I was not allowed to speak. The bills were arbitrarily passed amidst heavy uproar. On Monday, we will meet the Governor and apprise him about the arbitrary passage of the bills.
The incident happened in the Odisha Legislative Assembly at a time when the House passed the ‘Odisha Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill’ without discussion. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly issued an order to leave the house while suspending these three MLAs. The Odisha Legislative Speaker said that these three MLAs were suspended from the House for this session after watching the video footage. After this, BJP MLAs walked out of the assembly to protest against the suspension of their three allies in the assembly and staged a sit-in under the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
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