Bhubaneswar, March 24 (PTI) : The daring naxalite attack on R.Udayagiri town in Gajapati district in Orissa this morning had its echo in the state Assembly as the opposition demanded the resignation of Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik.
The Opposition members stalled the proceedings from the beginning, shouting slogans against the Chief Minister even as several of them referred to the naxalite attack.
They described it as a ’complete failure’ of the law and order machinery in the state.
Amidst the din, the Speaker Maheswar Mohanty, who had asked the Revenue Minister Manmohan Samal to reply to a question, adjourned the house for 15 minutes.
The adjournment was subsequently extended upto 11.30 am, and then upto 12 noon. The Chair then adjourned the house for the lunch recess.
The slogan shouting opposition members also demanded the resignation of Excise Minister Kalindi Behera in the wake of the recent Ganjam hooch tragedy in which at least 26 persons died.