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Odisha Assembly session poised to be stormy

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The winter session of Assembly beginning tomorrow is poised to be stormy with opposition and bracing up to flay the BJD on a host of issues including death of over 100 children in Malkangiri due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE).

is all set to take on the over failure in taking effective steps to contain the deadly JE in the tribal-dominated Malkangiri as the disease has claimed the lives of more than 100 children, said stalwart and leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra.

The party would also raise the issue relating to false statement allegedly given by Chief Minister on Mahanadi issue in the in 2010 during the month-long winter session, he said.

'Deteriorating' and order situation, gunning down of tribal and at Gumudumaha in Kandhamal district, death of tribal infants at Nagaga in Jajpur district due to alleged malnourishment, pathetic health care services and education would also be raised, said the Congress leader.

Similarly, would also raise issues like worsening and order situation, dismal healthcare scenario, Mahanadi river water row and plight of farmers and distress sale of paddy and deteriorating education system, said senior leaders including leader of legislature party leader K V Singhdeo and MLA Pradeep Purohit.

The ruling BJD on its part said that the party is fully prepared to counter the opposition attack.

Stating that the is ready to discuss issues to be raised in the house, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha said BJD would raise the Mahanadi river water issue, problem relating to Polavaram project beign taken up in Andhra Pradesh and the centre's alleged negligence and slash in central funds.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 22:32 IST