By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, September 3, 2018: The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly beginning on Tuesday is likely to be stormy with Opposition parties announcing on Monday to rake up issues like unemployment, corruption and farmers’ problems in the House.

“We will raise unemployment problem in a big way in the assembly and also shortage of drinking water. We will also force the government to address them on a priority basis,” leader of opposition and Congress leader Narasingha Mishra said.

The opposition would also seek clarifications from the government on issues relating to the setting up of Lokayukta in the state, rampant corruption in government schemes and issues of doctors and teachers, Mishra added.

The Congress has already identified issues like non-payment of insurance money to farmers, the ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) move to set up a Vidhan Parishad without taking opposition parties into confidence.

The BJP is all set to highlight Mahanadi and Polavaram issues in the session, farmers’ suicide, corruption etc.

BJP MLA Pradip Purohit said though the state government claimed that it has stopped the practice of percentage commission, but it has been going on. “We will also raise the issue of farmer suicides in the assembly,” Purohit said.

The ruling BJD declared that the treasury bench is ready to face the House.

“We will raise the issues relating to Mahanadi and Polavaram, drastic cut in the central assistance and the Centre’s gross apathy towards Odisha,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister BK Arukha said.

Arukha indicated that a resolution on the setting up of the Vidhan Parishad would be moved in the Assembly during the monsoon session.

Six bills are scheduled to be tabled in the monsoon session which will continue till September 20.

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