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Pandemonium in Odisha Assembly over Mahanadi issue

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The Assembly was adjourned twice today due to pandemonium over the issue.

As soon as the House assembled for the day, of the Opposition urged the Pradip Kumar Amat to initiate discussion on issue.

and have locked horns over the sharing of waters for over two years now.

As the ignored his demand and ordered resumption of Question Hour session, the members rushed to the well of the House shouting slogans against the

Some of them also attempted to climb on the Speakers podium following which the House was adjourned till 11.30 am.

When it reassembled, a similar scene was repeated and Amat had to again adjourn the House till 3 pm.

I had requested the to cancel the Question Hour and initiate discussion on Mahanadi issue. But the Speaker did not consider my request and directed resumption of Question Hour, Mishra told reporters outside the House.

Mishra said he had requested the Speaker that the formed under the chairmanship of the chief minister should convene an all-party meeting to discuss the Mahanadi issue.

However, the impasse was over after an all-party meeting was convened by the Speaker tomorrow.

"It has been decided on an all-party meeting to hold discussion of Mahanadi issue tomorrow," Amat told the House when it reassembled at 3 pm.

said it was unanimously decided that the House will have a discussion on Mahanadi issue on Friday.

The Question Hour will be suspended and during the period, the Mahanadi issue would be discussed. Besides, the Speaker also directed the Food Supply and Consumer Welfare Minister to reply to the motion notice brought by the on rampant corruption in paddy procurement in district, he added.

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

First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:40 IST