Bhubaneswar: Opposition Congress today created an uproar in the State Assembly over the abduction of Laxmipur MLA Jhina Hikaka and accusing the Government for having unholy deal with the Maoists, demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
As soon as the House assembled for the day, leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh along with other party legislators, charged the ruling BJD for entering into an agreement with Maoist-backed Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS) for Zilla Parishad polls in Koraput.
As the Question Hour began, Congress members trooped into the well shouting slogans against the BJD Government and demanding resignation of the Chief Minister for the alleged pact with the Maoists.
The Opposition members charged that the ruling BJD got the support of the CMAS for the recent zilla parishad elections in Koraput as part of an agreement which sought fulfilment of certain demands of the organisation and alleged that Hikaka was abducted by the red rebels as they felt that the Government was not serious in fulfilling their demands.
As the pandemonium continued, the Speaker adjourned the House for over an hour.
Source: 360 NS