Orissa Oppn continues sit-in over house adjournment; calls it a “Black Day” for democracy

December 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

Following is a report from www.indianexpress.com:

Calling it a “Black Day” for democracy, the entire Opposition continued their sit-in inside the Orissa Assembly for the second consecutive day on Sunday to protest against sine die adjournment of the House, two weeks ahead of schedule. Speaker Pradip Amat had on Saturday adjourned the House indefinitely as the Opposition created a ruckus alleging Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s involvement in the multi-crore mining scam. Government chief whip R N Pani moved a motion to adjourn the winter session sine die, saying there was no important business before the House.

However, Opposition members did not leave the Assembly as Congress and BJP members launched a dharna terming the early adjournment as “undemocratic and unconstitutional”. BJP leader K V Singh Deo said the Opposition would attend the Assembly till the scheduled date of its conclusion on December 19. “We met the Governor and requested him not to prorogue the Assembly,” said Singh Deo.

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