Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asks BJD MLAs to be punctual and sincere in attending assembly session | Bhubaneswar News timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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BHUBANESWAR: BJD MLAs playing truant in the state assembly would now be taken to task as chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said he is very serious about members attendance this time.
Chairing the BJD legislature party meeting inside the assembly premises hours before beginning of the winter session of the state assembly, Naveen also asked his MLAs to take his approval for remaining on leave for more than two days during the session.
“I would like all the members to be punctual and sincere in attending the house. Anyone who needs more than two days leave will get it sanctioned from me,” said Naveen during the meeting.
In sync with his government’s emphasis on 5T model of governance, Naveen said that the BJD legislature party should use technology to monitor members’ attendance also to effectively collect materials and participate in the house.
During the session, government chief whip Pramila Mallik would submit a report to the chief minister on members attendance in the house everyday at 11:30 am.
As the 30-day session is crucial in view of the supplementary budget and introduction of some of the key legislations, the chief minister asked his MLAs to actively participate in debates. “I would particularly be watching performance of the first time members,” said Naveen.
Stating that he would welcome constructive criticism from the opposition members, Naveen after the legislature party said his government is ready to discuss any issue to be raised by the opposition.
Reiterating that people of Odisha are their real masters, Naveen asked his MLAs to utilise every minute to serve the people wholeheartedly. “The mandate of Patkura and Bijepur by-election is again a reminder of how much faith people have in BJD. This make all of us to work hard in a transparent and committed manner for the people of our state,” said Naveen.
The ruling party MLAs have also been asked to submit bi-monthly report to the chief minister on their activities in the constituency. Earlier, the BJD MPs were asked to submit such report. A four-member MLA committee has been constituted to suggest and frame the reporting format within 10 days.





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