Odisha Assembly: Uproar over Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh


Bhubaneswar: The proceedings of the Odisha Legislative Meeting had been adjourned until 4 pm on Thursday following uproar over the continuing dispute over sharing of Mahanadi water with Chhattisgarh. Members of the opposition Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had been demanding dialogue on the matter below a particular decision within the Home. Leaders of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) within the state have on a number of events alleged that Odisha is dealing with issues because of the development of a ‘verify dam’ on the higher reaches of the river in the course of the BJP authorities within the neighboring state.

It’s alleged that the neighboring state releases extra water in the course of the wet season, inflicting flood conditions, and blocks the stream of water in summer time, inflicting issues to the individuals. The difficulty was raised in the course of the query hour after the proceedings of the meeting started. The Congress MLAs initially got here earlier than the rostrum whereas the BJP MLAs stored adjourning the Query Hour and demanding dialogue on the Mahanadi water dispute below a particular movement. Nevertheless, Speaker BK Arukha repeatedly requested the members to return to their respective seats, but it surely had no impact.

The Speaker mentioned that the dialogue can’t happen below the particular movement till the Home passes the Appropriation Invoice. He mentioned, “You might be all senior members and think about that no dialogue within the Home can happen by means of a particular movement so long as the Appropriation Invoice is pending for passing. This may be thought-about after the passage of the Appropriation Invoice. Because the Speaker’s attraction didn’t have any impact, the proceedings of the Home had been adjourned until 4 pm. The Home transacted no enterprise in the course of the day and proceeded for less than six minutes earlier than the lunch break.

Leader of the Opposition within the Meeting Jainarayan Mishra later advised reporters exterior the Home, “The MLAs of the ruling party raised the issue of the Mahanadi water dispute on Wednesday.” We demanded a dialogue on the topic by means of a particular decision. That is why our members demanded this however the authorities was not prepared for a particular dialogue.

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