As the House assembled for Question Hour, BJD legislators raised slogans accusing the Centre of delaying the process of setting up a tribunal to resolve the dispute.
"While the union cabinet has approved the setting up of a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi issue, it has now called a meeting to discuss the water dispute. The Central government is showing double standards on the issue.
"It is shameful that the ruling party is disrupting the house. It is the responsibility of the ruling party to ensure smooth functioning of the house. Are they afraid of the opposition or rehearsing for future," asked Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra.
BJP MLA Pradeep Purohit said while the Mahanadi issue can be discussed in the House, the ruling party was playing cheap politics over the issue.
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