Breaking News

Narasingha calls all party meeting on Mahanadi issue on Aug 3

Bhubaneswar, July 28: After the ruling BJD rejected his proposal for convening an all-party meeting on Mahanadi water issue, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly Narasingha Mishra on Wednesday informed that he will convene an all party meeting on August 3.

Speaking to media persons at Brajarajnagar after heading a team to Chhattisgarh for a ground study, Mishra said he has decided to arrange all-party meeting after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik failed to take the initiative in this regard and rejected the proposal. 

The Mahanadi issue has been rocking the State since one-and-half month after Chhattisgarh’s act of constructing projects in the upstream of Mahanadi river came to light. 

“I had written to the CM to call for an all-party meeting. But they showed no interest. Hence, I will arrange an all-party meeting on August 3,” said Mishra.

On Wednesday BJD rejected the proposal of the Congress saying it is politically motivated. 

“National parties operating in Odisha do not have any independent view. In every issue they take directions from their high commands. Therefore, it is valueless to hold discussion with them,” BJD spokesman Pratap Keshari Deb said in a statement.

No comments