As the House met for the day, Opposition members rushed to the Well of the House and shouted slogans against the Minister and the State Government. They demanded immediate ouster and arrest of the Minister for his alleged role in Kalahandi school teacher Mamita Meher murder.
BJP members staged a flag march inside the house in protest against entry of the Minister. On the other side, Treasury Bench members protested against the Union Government not tagging “Paika Revolt” as the first freedom struggle of the country. Attired in Jai Rajguru dress, the BJD members stood at their chairs and shouted slogans against the Centre.
Unable to run the proceedings, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the House till 4pm.
Later, BJP members purified the Assembly premises by sprinkling Ganjajal and cow-dung water, while ruling party MLAs went straight to the Gandhi statue and staged a dharna there.