Farmer Deaths: Opposition to Train Gun on Ministers

Published: 01st December 2015 07:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2015 07:07 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The Opposition will target some Ministers during the winter session of the Assembly for the failure to tackle the drought situation and large scale irregularities in the distribution of ration cards for implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA).

While the BJP Legislature Party (BJPLP) met on Sunday to discuss issues to be raised during the session beginning on Tuesday, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) met on Monday.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Narasingh Mishra said the party would raise the farmers’ suicide and drought issues in the Assembly and demand that the Government make its stand clear on the deaths of ryots. The Congress, which has given notice on a motion on farmers’ suicide, has also decided to demand a White Paper on the issue.

The joint reports of the district Collectors and SPs on farmers’ suicide will be opposed in the House by the opposition political parties. Some independent agencies had conducted probe into farmers’ suicide which will be placed in the House by Congress, Mishra said.

Besides, there have been reports of poor people being deprived of ration cards contrary to the provisions of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Mishra said and added that this will also be raised in the House by the Congress. Failure of the State Government to solve the growing unemployment problem, migration of labourers, vacancies in the posts of teachers and doctors will be raised in the House, he said.

The CLP will again meet on Tuesday morning to finalise strategy for the session, Mishra said.


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