Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Carping over the misuse of Governor in turning the Assembly into a launching pad of the government’s false propaganda, the Congress legislators left the Hall while Governor Chandrakant Bhandare was delivering his address on February 9.
The new Leader of Opposition “appointed” by the lady autocrat of the Congress Party for the Orissa Legislative Assembly, Ramachandra Ullaka, laughed at the Governor’s address by making a parallel address to the House when Bhandare was reading out his speech customarily prepared by the government. The Congress members rushed into the well of the hall and tore apart the copies of the Governor’s speech, threw the torn pieces at the Speaker’s podium from where Bhandare was delivering it and then left the Hall claimed in protest.
However, after the Governor’s speech, they returned into the hall and expressed with the House obituary honor for Orissa’s former Leader of Opposition Asok Das and former President of India R. Venkataraman.