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BJD creates ruckus in Odisha Assembly on Mahanadi issue

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

The second phase of Assembly's budget session began on a stormy note on Wednesday as the ruling (BJD) members created a ruckus over Mahanadi water dispute with

The adjourned the House till 3 p.m. as the members continued their sloganeering, accusing the Centre of being biased towards on the Mahanadi issue.

As the House assembled for Question Hour, legislators raised slogans accusing the Centre of delaying the process of setting up a tribunal to resolve the dispute.

Later, the members staged a dharna near the inside the assembly premises holding aloft banners.

"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 is showing double standards on the issue.

"The Centre is biased towards in the Mahanadi issue," said BJD MLA

On the other hand, the opposition and criticised the ruling party for disrupting the house proceedings.

"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 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 over the issue.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 13:26 IST
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