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BJP MLAs return to House, accuse Speaker of denying leader of

Opposition BJP MLAs who have been on a dharna in the Assembly premises demanding a CBI probe into the mysterious death of a woman panchayat official, on Monday returned to the House after two days, but again accused Speaker S N Patro of not allowing the Leader of the Opposition to speak on the matter. The BJP law-makers were staging a silent dharna near the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Assembly premises since Saturday. They had boycotted the proceedings alleging that they are not allowed to speak on the death of the woman panchayat official in Jajpur district. We returned to the House in the post-lunch session today as per the request of the Speaker. But, he did not allow me to complete my speech and all off a sudden adjourned the proceedings till tomorrow. This appears indecent in Parliamentary democracy, Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik told PTI outside the House. They had protested in the House by covering their mouths with black scarves before going to ...

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