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Cong, BJP seek discussion on poll violence

first_imgAs many incidents of violence were reported during the panchayat polls, legislators of the opposition Congress and the BJP demanded a discussion on the issue in the State Assembly on Thursday.As the opposition MLAs shouted slogans as soon as the House assembled on the second day of the budget session and demanded that the issue be discussed cancelling question hour, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the House proceedings.‘Unprecedented’ When the House reassembled, Leader of the Opposition Narasingha Mishra demanded that the Speaker allow a debate as violence in such large scale had never occurred in the State during rural polls in the past.The veteran Congress leader alleged that political activists of the opposition parties were attacked and killed. BJD Chief Whip Ananta Das said they were in favour of a debate on the issue.last_img

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