Odisha Assembly Session Set To Begin On Stormy Note

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of Odisha Assembly beginning on Wednesday is set to be stormy. The opposition Congress and BJP are readying their ammunitions to corner the ruling BJD on the floor of the house.

On the other hand, the ruling party has decided to use it’s most tried and tested weapon ‘Central Neglect‘.

The ongoing Mahanadi water dispute and Polavaram project are likely to be in the limelight as the ruling Biju Janata Dal and opposition Congress and BJP finalized their strategies.

The opposition parties have decided to raise Kandhamal killing, Nagada malnutrition death, Dana Majhi Case, shortage of doctors, the dearth of teachers, farmers’ plight and other burning issues.

We will certainly raise the Mahanadi issue during the session and demand that the government takes a serious note of suggestions made during all-party meeting August 3. They should approach the Centre and move the Supreme Court for the formation of a tribunal to settle the dispute – Narasingh Mishra, leader of opposition.

He said while adding that Congress would also raise issues related to farmers, poor health care, and deteriorating education facilities.

BJP state unit president Basant Panda said the state government is mired in corruption while it has failed to ensure basic facilities to the people of the state.

Every issue would be raised that affects the people, he added.

In order to counter the opposition, the BJD said that when it comes to Mahanadi issue, both Congress and BJP are on the defensive and will face a tough time in the house.

We will also raise the issue of Polavaram strongly, demanding the withdrawal of Centre’s decision to grant full aid to the project even as Supreme Court is hearing the issue – Amar Satpathy, BJD Spokesperson.

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