Girls detention issue: Congress Demands action against Odisha CM and brings privilege motion against his Minister.

Utkal Reporter
Dec 7, 2015
Narsingh Mishra
Congress has moved a privilege motion against Parliamentary affairs Minister Bikram Kesahri Arukh on Monday in the Odisha assembly in the wake of the Minister’s statement on the subject of the detention of girls in the Ramadevi Mahilla University came on December 5.

Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh has misled the house, said Leader of opposition Narasingh Mishra. He alleged that the Minister’s statement was not based on truth.

Mr. Mishra also has demanded action against CM Naveen Pattnaik on allegation that he has allowed his minister to mislead the house. He said visuals of girls being illegally detained had come in the electronic media; print media too had published the picture.
Following Speaker Niranjan Pujari’s ruling on Dec5 on the issue the Parliamentary affairs Minister had presented a statement denying the charges that students in the Ramadevi University were detained during the Chief Minister’s Visit there on Dec 3.

On Dec 3 media carried a report on girls being confined in the campus of Ramadevi Mahilla University on what they say security ground. The report stirred turmoil in the assembly in session leading to several disruptions of the business in the house.

Finally the speaker on Dec 5 gave a ruling seeking government’s statement on the matter following which the parliamentary affairs Minster made his statement on behalf of the government on the same day and the house backed to normalcy for business.

But after this motion from the leader of opposition it seems congress is in no mood to let the issue dies.

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