The winter session of Odisha Assembly, which is scheduled to start on November 28 (Thursday), is likely to be stormy with opposition parties geared to raise several issues to corner the Biju Janata Dal Government in the House.
The issues that opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party were likely to raise include the mishap in Bhushan Steel plant in Dhenkanal district and the killing of a lady school teacher at Tikiri in Rayagada district.
The steel plant of Bhushan Steel Limited at Meramundali had become a death trap and the issue would be raised in the Assembly by the party legislators, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Jayadev Jena said.
The other issues that the opposition parties were likely to take up in the House to embarrass the government were the alleged failure of the administration in providing timely help to lakhs of people who had been affected by cyclone and flood last month.
The opposition was also likely to put the government in a tight spot over the relief material loot at Cuttack Municipal Corporation soon after the cyclone.
The government’s alleged failure to check prices of potato across the State in the recent weeks was also likely to be raised in the House by the opposition legislators.
On the other hand, the ruling BJD legislators were preparing follow their old approach of blaming the Central government over Central assistance for relief and restoration work in the cyclone and flood affected areas.
As per the schedule, the supplementary budget of expenditure for the year 2013-14 will be placed in the House on November 29. Besides, the appropriation bill on the first supplementary statement of expenditure for the year 2013-14 will be presented on December 9.
The winter session, which will continue till December 26, will have 23 working days with four private members’ days.