Thursday, August 25, 2016

‘BOTH UPA, NDA GOVTS ALLOWED DAMS IN C’GARH’ Thursday, 25 August 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

‘BOTH UPA, NDA GOVTS ALLOWED DAMS IN C’GARH’

Thursday, 25 August 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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Continuing its protest against the construction of barrages on the Mahanadi unilaterally by the Chhattisgarh Government, the women wing of the BJD organised a Kalas Yatra here on Wednesday.
The rally was led by Biju Mahila Janata Dal president Pramila Mallick in the presence of Minister Snehangini Chhuria, Titiligarh MLA Tukuni Sahu, party spokesperson Surjya Narayan Partro, Rajya Sabha member AU Singh Deo, Lok Sabha member Kalikesh Narayan Singh
Deo and Arkesh Singh Deo, among others.
The women activists performed a Shraddha ritual of Union Water Resources Minister UMA Bharti, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Union Minister of State of Water Resources Sanjiv Balyan by breaking water-filled earthen pots and burning their effigies.
“The Chhattisgarh Government has constructed barrages over river Mahandi against the interest of Odisha. It has violated an agreement signed between Odisha and Madhya Pradesh in 1962. The barrages will impact lives of people of entire Odisha,” said Kalikesh Singh Deo.
AU Singh Deo said both the erstwhile UPA Government and the present NDA Government have allowed Chhattisgarh to construct barrages and are now shedding crocodile tears for Odisha.
“This is a token protest. The Chhattisgarh Government is trying to check 85 per cent water flow in the Mahanadi by constructing barrages in a planned way. It has got support from the NDA Government at the Centre. We will take our protest to New Delhi,” said Patro.

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