**Bhubaneswar: ** Leader of Opposition, Narasingha Mishra has tendered resignation from the Business Advisory Committee of the Odisha Legislative Assembly.
He has written a letter in this respect on Friday (March 24) to the Assembly secretary.
“In pursuance to my declaration in the floor of the House on 22nd March, 2017, I hereby submit my resignation from the Business Advisory Committee of the Odisha Legislative Assembly. This may be accepted forthwith,” the senior Congress leader mentioned in his letter.
Talking to media, Mishra said, “I had earlier announced in the Assembly that Business Advisory Committee has no business to transact. Opposition is not being given importance by it. Whatever decision is being taken, action just the reverse. It was decided in the Business Advisory Committee that the discussion was incomplete and the meeting would be reconvened at 3 pm. I also urged the Speaker in the House that discussion is incomplete, stopping House proceedings meeting should be re-convened. But using despotic principle, permitted the ruling party to carry on the usual House proceedings. Thus, I reacted and announced I wouldn’t attend the meetings of Business Advisory Committee. So today I tendered my resignation in writing.”
BJP MLA Pradeep Purohit said, “It’s unfortunate for the history of Odisha Assembly, for the State as well as politics. The Leader of Opposition plays a pivotal role in a democratic set up.”
Sanjay Das Burma, Minister, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare in his reactions said, “The meeting of the Business Advisory Committee was held today. It has been decided. Leader of Opposition has stated that if resolution on MSP is brought, he would participate in the discussion.”