Congress Chief whip moves Privilege against OTV for undermining the dignity of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (UNI) Opposition Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati today moved a privilege against a private Odia news channel for the breach of the privilege of the house
and undermining its dignity.

Mr Bahinipati said OTV Private ltd during its telecast at 9 PM yesterday had criticized the conduct of the Speaker and dignity of the house in its programme titled ‘’ who runs the house’’.

The opposition Chief Whip said the Speaker is entitled to consult the leader of the house, Parliamentary Affairs Minister and the Assembly Secretary while discharging its duty.

The Television program as telecast showed that the Speaker had only consulted the persons as per the rule and has done no wrong inside the house.

But the program telecast has misled the people of the state and given a wrong message about the functioning and conduct of the house and requested the Speaker to take appropriate action against the company for committing breach of privilege of the house..

Speaker P K Amat said he would examine the matter and directed the Assembly Secretary to ask the company to show cause as to why the permission granted to the TV channel for its entry and direct telecast of the proceedings of the house shall not be withdrawn.

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