Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (LocalWire): Winter session of the Odisha Assembly began today with obituary references to former Speaker Sarat Kar, ex-MLAs Kartikeswar Patra Gurupada Nanda.
The House also paid rich tributes to COVID warriors.
The Speaker then adjourned the Assembly till 3pm, when the first Supplementary Budget and Statement of Expenditure for 2020-21 are expected to be tabled.
Seating arrangements for attending MLAs were made in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, while senior MLAs were allowed to join through teleconferencing.
The House will function for four-and-a-half hours in two shifts – 10.30 am-1 pm and 3 pm-5 pm.