The 2nd day of the current session of the Orissa Assembly is also lost to corruption of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The Congress Party – the recognized Opposition in the Assembly – is harping on its demand for his resignation as in the compass of land allocation to the dubious design called Vedanta University the needle of suspicion points to him so strongly that continuance of such a man as the Chief Minister is not permissible under democratic prudence. The Congress Party is citing the High Court verdict in support of its demand.
The Assembly drowned under uproars from the start of the day and within 15 minutes it suffered the first adjournment. The scenario did not change and finally the day was lost.
Speaker Pradip Amat tried to resolve the impasse through the Business Advisory Committee; but it could not bring in any change in Opposition stance.
Opposition stresses on resignation of Naveen Patnaik from the post of Chief Minister; it does not demand for resignation of the Government.
A corrupt fellow whose personal interest in allocation of the lands to Anil Agrawal under a cover has given brutal burial to rule of the law and has given birth to the mega land scam discernible in pages of the High Court verdict, is himself the worst possible affront to the august office he holds and therefore must quit to save Orissa from further loss, injury and embarrassment, the Congress maintains.