Odisha assembly monsoon session from tomorrow expected to be stormy


Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of Odisha assembly beginning from tomorrow is set to be stormy as opposition Congress and BJP have geared up to corner the BJD government over a host of burning issues.

The eight-day session – from September 7 to 16 – will have six official and two private members days. During the session, the government is planning to move a number of crucial bills.

However, the opposition parties have decided to raise several issues like illegal mining, plight of farmers, drinking water scarcity, alleged irregularities in Chief Minister’s poll expenses, deteriorating health system, and law and order to corner the ruling Naveen Patnaik government.

“Several issues affecting the common people in the state and the state government’s failure to provide basic services will be raised,” said senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra.

On the other hand, the ruling party said it was ready to discuss every issue raised by the opposition.

BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday chaired a meeting of party legislators here to draw up a strategy to counter the opposition in the assembly.

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