Congress’ strident protest against fuel price disrupts business in the house on the last day. BJP calls it is fixed to protect the CM

Utkal Reporter Bureau

Bhubaneswar|16 September 2017

This was fuel price that the Odisha assembly on the ultimate day of its Monsoon session failed to overcome to register any business in the first half after the question hour.

Speaker Pradip Amat had to adjourn the house till 3PM midst uprour by members from the Congress party and the treasury bench.

Congress members in gowns with images of PM Narendra Modi and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan started shouting slogans against the central government for the hike in petrol and diesel price soon afteer the question hour.. BJD leaders too staged vociferous protest against the rising fuel price.

This programme of congress in the house today can be said is in compliance with the yesterday’s call from its central headquarters for nation-wide agitation on the fuel issue.

Yesterday BJD also had announced to stage state wide demonstrations against the center on the issue.

BJD lawmaker Amarprasad Satpathy said, price of petrol and diesel is increasing though crude oil price is decreasing in the international market. We have protested it in the house.

BJP has called this show was a “fixing between the Congress and BJD to protect the Chief Minister” and the fly-over collapse culprits.

BJD legislator Rabinarayan Naik said that Congress had moved an adjournment motion notice on the Bomikhal fly-over collapse incident but they shouted on fuel price and deviated from the issue.

Congress has discarded the allegations by BJP. Congress chief whip Taraprasad Bahinipati said, ‘ Congress doesn’t have tradition of doing fixing with other parties, rather BJP has the habit of doing so.”

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