Dhenkanal: The zilla parishad review meeting which was held at DRDA conference hall here today witnessed a high drama after exchange of heated argument between Minister Nrusingha Sahoo and a zilla Parishad member in presence of Dhenkanal MLA Saroj Samal, Hindol MLA Seemarani Nayak, Collector and other administrative officials.
Parjanga zone-3 ZP member Ranjan Panda alleged that he is being sidelined in all welfare activities of the government being undertaken in the district. He has also been barred from executing his power, he alleged.
In reply, Transport minister Nrusingh Saho, who represents Parjanga assembly constituency, asked him- ‘who are you?’
Irked, Ranjan exchanged the same line and said “You are a member of the Assembly. You can say anything there and not here.”
Being humiliated, Sahoo boycotted the meeting and walked out of the hall. Two other MLAs- Saroj Samal and Seemarani- also left the hall.
Later, Collector and other officials requested the minister to attend the meeting. ZP member Ranjan Panda also apologized for his mistake.
Later, the minister resumed the meeting.” The problem was resolved after he admitted his mistake,” Sahoo said.