The Congress hit the streets on Saturday demanding expeditious investigation into alleged involvement of Law Minister Pratap Jena in the Mahanga double murder case.
The court observed that a thorough investigation was needed in the light of allegations levelled by Ramakanta in the protest petition.
The Congress leader further alleged that one of the most vital angles of the investigation is being knowingly overlooked by not examining the Law Minister Pratap Jena’s personal assistant.
The issue of Minister Pratap Jena's role in Mahanga case cropped up when the House was discussing the admissibility of an adjournment motion on the deteriorating law and order situation in the State.
The party MLAs including Tara Prasad Bahinipati and Sura Routray rushed to the well of the House and created an uproar.
Countering the Opposition allegations, Government Chief Whip Pramila Mallick said the government is ready for any kind of discussion related to the issue of farmers.
Mahanga double murder case and Covid-19 management to are expected to rock the Assembly's monsoon session.
The Congress leaders submitted a memorandum to SP Jugal Kishore Banoth demanding reinvestigation into the Mahanga double murder case.
As pandemonium prevailed, Odisha Assembly Speaker adjourned the house from 10.33 am to 11.30 am and several times thereafter till 5 pm.
Opposition BJP and Congress stepped up their demand for removal of Minister Pratap Jena over Mahanga double murder case.