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Normalcy returns to Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Normalcy returned to the Assembly today and the House could start discussion on demand for grants of Home and General Administration Department (GAD) with BJP members participating in it.

Now, a discussion was initiated in the Assembly after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik moved proposal on demand for grants of Home and GA Departments in the Assembly.

Proceedings in the Assembly were disrupted twice today till 12.30 pm and all the three political parties, the ruling BJD, Congress and BJP, raised issues which led to repeated adjournments of the House.

Firstly, the House was adjourned till 12 noon as BJP legislators stormed into the Well of the House shouting slogans against the Naveen Patnaik Government and also demanding that the Government admit that the recent farmer suicides were because of crop loss or loan burden.

As soon as the House assembled at 10.30 am to transact business, BJP MLAs led by Rabi Naik trooped into the Well and accused the BJD Government of being insensitive to the cause of farmers. Amid the pandemonium created the BJP members, Speaker Pradip Amat adjourned the House till 12 noon.

When the House reassembled at 12 noon, ruling BJD members created don over Centre's role in construction of controversial Polavram project in Andhra Pradesh. Speaker adjourned the House for second time in the day till 12.30 pm.

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