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Odisha Assembly stalled for noise created by parties over separate issues

Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly on Tuesday witnessed uproarious scenes as the three parties-BJD, Congress, BJP- created noise over separate issues.

The Speaker was unable to run the House and adjourned it till 11.30 am.

The BJD created ruckus demanding arrest of Abhijit Iyer Mitra, a journalist and a friend of former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda, who made derogatory remark against Konark Sun Temple.

As soon as the House assembled at 10.30 am, the irate BJD members vehemently protested against the derogatory remarks of Abhijit Iyer Mitra.

Demanding the arrest of the journalist for uploading his statement and the video on the social media, the BJD members staged a dharna in the well of the House and later under the Mahatma Gandhi statue inside the Assembly.

Mitra, through a video, stated that the Sun temple is not an auspicious place as it features the statutes of people and animals having sex.

These statues are against the tradition of the Hindu community, he said in the video tape and uploaded on social media.

On the other hand, BJP members crated noise over scam in cooperating banks and sapling plantations. Similarly, Congress MLAs rocked the House over Lawyer’s strike, which halted the court activities in State.

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