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BJD to raise Mahanadi tribunal, Polavaram in Parl session

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The ruling lawmakers will raise the tribunal, project and other issues related to Odisha's interest during the second phase of the Parliament's budget session begining on March 5.

The MPs will ask the NDA government at the Centre for more central forces for tackling the Maoist activities in

A decision in this regard was taken at parliamentary party's meeting presided over by the party president and chief minister

The MPs of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha attended the meeting held at Naveen Niwas, the residence of Chief Minister.

We will demand to expedite the process of setting up of Tribunal to resolve the River water dispute with in the second phase of the budget session of Parliament, said BJD Parliamentary party after the meeting.

This apart, the BJD MPs will also put pressure on the Centre to stop construction of project, he said.

from Berhampur, Sidhant Mohapatra said the lawmakers will also raise the party's demand to raise the minimum support price of paddy to Rs 2930 per quintal against the existing price of Rs 1550 per quintal.

The meeting also decided that BJD MPs will raise Odisha's demand to bring the state under one railway zone as well as to expedite various railway projects in the state.

The BJD would also raise Odisha's long-standing demand to accord special category status to the state, he said.

Answering a question, Singhdeo said the assistance of other states will be sought but BJD will keep maintaining equidistance from the UPA and the NDA.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 03 2018. 14:55 IST