Opposition preparing to attack Odisha government during budget session

Bhubaneswar: The budget session of the Odisha assembly -- beginning on March 15 -- is expected to see the opposition Congress and the BJP raising issues like irregularities in distribution of ration cards and the alleged nexus of ruling BJD leaders with criminals.

The BJD said it was ready to counter the opposition by raising the issue of low central grants.

"We will raise issues affecting the common people. While law and order has deteriorated, several BJD leaders have links with criminals. Besides, the potato crisis and farmer issues will be raised in the budget session," said BJP president and legislative party leader Basant Panda.

Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra of the Congress said irregularities in distribution of ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), and law and order problems would be raised.

The government said it was ready to discuss any issue raised by the opposition.

"We are ready to discuss the issues to be raised by the opposition parties. The party (BJD) will finalise its strategy in a meeting on Monday," said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh.
Source zeenews

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