Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Naxalite couple nabbed

BHUBANESWAR, Dec. 5. — A sex racket operating from a posh locality here, allegedly under the patronage of a ruling leader, sparked an uproar in the Assembly today with the Opposition demanding a full-fledged discussion on the matter.

The Opposition members staged a dharna in the Well and shouted slogans, some of which are unprintable, against the chief minister, Mr Naveen Patnaik and a BJD leader. As the noisy scenes continued the Speaker adjourned the House. Some ruling members, at one point of time, also started indulging in slogan mongering against the Congress.

Trouble started right from the first question when the Congress members, Mr Gajadhar Majhi and Mr LB Mohapatra, wanted to know from the chief minister as to who owned the house where the alleged brothel was operating besides the name of the kingpin’s husband.

Mr Patnaik replied that he had not received any information on this and sought time to learn the matter. Agitated over his reply, the Congress members trooped into the Well of the House. At this point of time, OGP member Mr Arun Dey stood up and referred to a news item in a local daily on the matter.
But when he named the alleged owner of the house raided by the police, the Speaker expunged it from the records.

Amidst the noise and din, Mr Dey was heard shouting that this was a case of stifling the voice of Opposition and gagging the press.

Earlier, replying to a question on the police raids at a private guest house, chief minister Mr Naveen Patnaik said that it was being run by one Mrs Mamata Patra who had taken the building on rent. While eight persons were arrested in connection with the incident two more accused, including Mrs Patra, are absconding, he said while adding that all efforts were being made to arrest them.

Dissatisfied with the reply, several Congress members tried to raise supplementary questions. The House fell into turmoil as the Congress members rushed into the Well.
During a brief resumption, amidst the series of adjournments, Mr Arun Dey, Mr Nalinikanta Mohanty and Mr Satyabhusan Sahu pressed for a full-fledged discussion on the issue.

The ruling BJD members — Pradip Maharathy, Ranendra Pratap Swain and Debi Prasad Mishra — tried to take an offensive stand by stating that they were prepared for a discussion which should include several cases of the past including those of Anjana Mishra and Babita Panda.

For most part of the morning session, the entire Opposition continued to occupy the Well of the House raising slogans, trying to climb the Speaker’s podium and banging the reporters’ tables. The pandemonium continued till the House was adjourned for lunch. — SNS

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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