Is it intentional or accidental?
Debates of Orissa Assembly reduced to writing by the reporting branch differs at a vital point from the speech of Sri Amar Prasad Satpathy, ruling party veteran, who had expressed his mind in favor of the demands of Bhasha Andolan, Orissa for provision of punishment against whosoever contravenes the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954.
A ruling party heavyweight Baishnav Charan Parida, who has hijacked Bhasha Andolan Chairman’s idea a few days ago and trying to blur its demand for punishment to whosoever functionary contravenes the Act by using the same idea to demand for a language commission, which he had never done earlier, was present in the Speaker’s Gallery watching the debate. Sources indicate that he had met the reporters who had recorded the speech of Sri Satpathy.
Significantly, the debates, reduced to writing, differs from what Sri Satpathy had really said. Here, therefore, is the speech: