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For getting river water, Gondia may join MP, suggests Nath

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur (Mah) 

Chief Minister said in a lighter vein Saturday that if district were to become part of his state, it will not have to make request for the water of the

Gondia, a district in eastern Maharashtra, shares its northern border with

Nath was speaking at Manohar Bhai Patel Awards function in city.

Praful Patel, during his speech at the event, requested the to release water from the Wainganga and Bagh rivers for the district.

If barrage was built on Wainganga at Kankorani, half of the water can be used by in and the rest by Gondia, Patel said.

To which replied, jokingly, "There are two options. First is that Madhya Pradesh should accept this demand, or the better option is you merge into Madhya Pradesh, then you would not need to make a request.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 23:50 IST