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Speaker rules against Debate on Chit Fund, House adjourned

Bhubaneswar, Nov 28: Fresh uproar disrupted the proceedings in the House of Odisha Assembly this afternoon after Speaker Niranjan Pujari ruled against a debate on the chit fund issue. The house was adjourned for the day following the ruckus.

The opposition parties Congress and BJP shouted slogans against the government after Speaker gave his ruling based on the opinion of Advocate General that there can be no debate in the House on the chit fund scam as the case is a matter of sub judice. 

He also ruled that there can be no reference or mention of the chit fund scam in the discussion on supplementary demands of various departments.

The opposition members protested the ruling by showing the banners and rushed to the Well of the House. The Speaker adjourned the House as the din continued.

Leader of Opposition  Narasingha Mishra rejected the Speaker's ruling saying, "It is wrong, unfortunate and violation of the Constitution". He said the advocate general lacks "elementary knowledge" of law and must resign immediately.

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