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Odisha Assembly adjourned till 3 pm over paddy procurement row

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly was again adjourned till 3 pm as opposition Congress members protested Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro making a reply to their demand on paddy procurement outside the House.

As soon as the House reassembled at 12 noon, Congress legislators created a ruckus in the Odisha Assembly, shouting slogans against the Minister and demanding an apology from him, following which the House was adjourned till 3 pm.

The House could not transact the Question Hour for consecutive fourth day on Thursday as Congress members protested Minister Surjya Narayan Patro making a reply to their demand on paddy procurement irregularities outside the House and BJP members kept up demanding collection of mining fines and distributing them among pest and drought affected farmers of the State at the earliest.

As soon as the House met at 10.30 am for the day, Congress and BJP members rushed into the Well of the House and shouted slogans against the State Government while insisting on their demands.

Similarly, BJP members rushed into Well of the House and shouted slogans. As they didn't relent, Deputy Speaker Sanand Marandi adjourned the House till 12 noon.

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