Congress Slams Biju Janata Dal

Bhubaneswar: Seeking protection from speaker Bikram Kekhori Arukh, Congress legislative party leader Narasingha Mishra alleged that Odisha MLAs were being threatened for speaking on former health minister Naba Kishore Das’s murder.

Raising the issue in the assembly during zero hour, Narasingha claimed the privilege of members was being breached as they were subjected to “threats” for taking up the minister’s murder.

“We are under pressure, receiving direct and indirect threats for talking on the ex-minister’s assassination both inside and outside the House. This is a clear case of breach of privilege of members. The MLAs have the right to know the developments in the investigation being carried out by the Crime Branch,” he said, without specifying the details of the “threats”.

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