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Naveen hopeful of getting justice in Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar, Sep 16: Expressing gratitude to various people’s organisations for their suggestions on Mahanadi river water dispute, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said he was going to Delhi with a lot of hope that the Central Government will listen to the voice of Odisha and do justice to its people.

“I am thankful to the various people’s organisation who come forward to give their suggestions. It was heartening to know that many of them had done detailed research and had come up with well thought out suggestions," Patnaik told reporters before leaving for New Delhi.

He also expressed his deepest gratitude to the four and half crore people of the state who are concerned about this issue and continue to pray for the interest of the State and support him.

“I assure each one of you that I will put my best efforts forward and leave no stone unturned in the fight for the rights of the people of our State. I am going with a lot of hope that the Central Government will listen to the voice of Odisha and do justice to the people of our state in this sensitive Mahanadi issue,” added Patnaik.

Patnaik left for New Delhi on Friday to attend a tripartite meeting between him, his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh and Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday.

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