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Odisha Assembly adjourned till 3 pm over tomato distress sale

Bhubaneswar: A united Opposition on Friday forced adjournments in the Odisha Assembly over distress sale of tomato in the State.

After the Opposition parities didn’t heed to Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat’s repeated requests, he adjourned the House till 11.30 am and later till 3 pm.

As the House met at 10.30 am for the day, opposition members holding newspapers and tomatoes alleged that farmers are suffering a lot in selling tomato at Re 1 and demanded a discussion on the issue by suspending the Question Hour.

As Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat didn’t listen to them, the Congress and BJP members rushed into the well of the House and shouted slogans against the State Government. Opposition Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati even tried climb atop the Speaker’s podium as a mark of protest.

Unable to run, the Speaker first adjourned the House till 11.30 am.

When the House met again at 11.30 am there was no improvement in the situation. Unable to run the House, the Speaker adjourned the House till 3 pm.

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