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Opposition continues to create ruckus in Odisha Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

With more suicide cases of farmers pouring in from across the state, opposition and members today continued to create ruckus in the Assembly leading to adjournment of the House for the fourth consecutive day.

As the House assembled for the question hour, legislators rushed to the Well and demanded discussion on the farmers' suicide cases through an adjournment motion.

They shouted anti-slogans as the Congress' notice was not accepted by the Speaker.

Unable to run the House amidst the din, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned it for an hour till 11.30.

However, when the House reassembled, and members created pandemonium again, forcing Pujari to adjourn the House till 12.50 PM and again till 3 PM.

Both Congress and have been demanding constitution of a House Committee to probe the farmers suicide cases. They alleged that the enquiry by district collectors into farmers' suicide cases were not impartial.

In all the incidents, the administration claimed that the farmers committed suicide not due to agriculture related matter, but for other reasons.

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

First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 15:13 IST