Porngate in Odisha Assembly: BJP Accuses Speaker of Acting at Behest of BJD


BHUBANESWAR: Odisha BJP on Tuesday accused state Assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari of suspending Congress MLA Naba Kishore Das, in the line of fire for allegedly watching porn video clip in the assembly in session, at the behest of ruling BJD in the state.

“The speaker first referred the allegation to be probed by ethics committee. Later, he suspended the Congress MLA for seven days after a motion moved by ruling party chief whip was passed. The decision of speaker was undemocratic,” said BJP president K.V. Singhdeo in a release.

He said the speaker could have waited to know the recommendation of ethics committee being directed to probe the matter.

“It exposed the double standard of the speaker. The decision of suspend Naba Kishore Das was not of the speaker. He took the decision coming under pressure from the ruling BJD,” alleged Singhdeo.

He said the speaker, who is a member of BJD, supporting the ruling party is unconstitutional.