Odisha speaker bans media from reporting ruckus in House
Odisha Assembly Speaker S N Patro on Friday imposed an embargo on the media from reporting
ruckus inside the House, inviting sharp criticisms from the opposition Congress and the BJP.
There were noisy scenes in the House over the absence of officials in the gallery meant for them. Following this,
the speaker issued the directive to both print and electronic media.
unfortunate that attempts were being made to throttle the voice of the media.
"Instead of asking officers to attend the session, the speaker put a ban on media coverage," Naik said.
Government chief whip Pramila Mallick said, "When a ruling has been given by the speaker, it must have
constitutional sanction. People send us to the assembly to raise their issues, not to create a ruckus and draw media
attention." PTI AAM SOM SOM
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