Budget Session Of Odisha Assembly Adjourned Sine Die 2 Days Earlier

Bhubaneswar: The budget session of Odisha Assembly was adjourned sine die, two business days ahead of its schedule, on Friday.

Government chief whip Prashanta Muduli brought a motion to adjourn the House sine die for the remaining period of the session.

While the BJP members wanted to speak on the motion, Speaker Pramila Mallik did not allow them. After they staged a walk-out in protest, the Speaker announced that the Assembly was adjourned sine die.

The budget session, which began on February 5, was scheduled to conclude on February 13. It was supposed to transact business on seven working days.

Finance Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha tabled Rs 1.18 lakh crore vote on account for the first four months of financial year 2024-25 in the Assembly on Thursday. The Appropriation Bill was passed in the Assembly on Friday.

As elections to the state Assembly and Lok Sabha are likely to be held soon, this was considered as the last session of the present Assembly.

Several senior leaders including Narasingha Mishra and Suresh Routray bid farewell to the Assembly as they had announced retirement and not to contest elections.

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