Budget Session of Odisha Assembly begins

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By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR: The Budget Session of Odisha Assembly on Friday began with Governor Ganeshi Lal addressing the House.

The budget session will have 31 working days in two phases. There will be a break in between the two phases. The general discussion on the budget will be held in the first phase.

Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will present the annual budget for the 2020-2021 financial year on February 18. Director-General of Police, Abhay said three-layered security cover has been made.

On the other hand, the opposition BJP and Congress are planning to corner the ruling-BJD over a range of issues, including crime against women, lapses in paddy procurement and attacks on RTI activists.

Leader of the Opposition, Pradipta Kumar Naik of the BJP said his party will raise issues like alleged scams in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, deteriorating law and order situation, growing atrocities against women and children, drinking water crisis and lack of doctors in hospitals across the state.

Congress legislature party leader Narasingha Mishra said, “There is absolutely no law and order in the state. Incidents of murders, rapes and other crimes are on the rise. We will raise these issues in the House.”

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