Congress stages demo near Gandhi statue in Gandhi statue over Mahanadi issue

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To put pressure on the government over the Chhattisgarh barrage project works, today Odisha politicians and MPs will sit on a dharna near Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament.

Under the banner of Aagami Odisha, MPs are holding five day protest demanding a halt in Chhattisgarh barrage project works over Mahanadi River and to constitute a tribunal to resolve the inter-state water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

Congress leaders including Niranjan Patnaik, BJD MPs Tathagat Satpathy, Nagendra Pradhan, Kulamani Samal, Pratap Deb, Ladu Kishore Swain and Prabhas Singh along with water activist Rajendra Singh sat on the dharna near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding allocation of Odisha’s rights over Mahanadi River.

Whereas despite of the invitation Union Minsters Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram at the dharna were absent at the spot.

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