Bhubaneswar, Nov. 22 -- Bhubaneswar: The major Opposition parties mounted their attack on the State government on the issue of closure of schools for the second consecutive day in the Odisha Assembly on Sunday.

While speaking on the matter, deputy leader of the Opposition Bishnu Sethi said the State government's decision to shut down 11,000 schools will be a disastrous. Around 800 schools will be closed in Koraput district alone.

Sethi further questioned that nearly 11 lakh students register for the matriculation examination, but nearly 6 lakh students appear the examination every year. Why nearly 5 lakh students drop out in the state, he said.

"We will sit on dharna near the Odisha Assembly Speaker's podium if the State government doe...