Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 2:
In a new development in the Polavaram issue, Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal today announced to stage a mass agitation across all seven districts of undivided Koraput district and organise a demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on January 7.
Senior BJD leader Debi Prasad Mishra held a press conference in Bhubaneswar this evening to make the announcements. The party has been demanding that the construction work at the site must be stopped until the matter is settled in the court.
“The decisions are being taken unilaterally. It affects the interests of Odisha, its people, their lives and livelihood. What we have been demanding is a legitimate demand of the state. Biju Janata Dal would stage a mass agitation across all seven districts of undivided Koraput district and organise a demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on January 7 against it,” said Mishra.
BJP Odisha President KV Singh Deo, however, termed the proposed agitation a “melodrama”.
“BJD MPs recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi while the Parliament session was on. They had fallen silent after the Prime Minister explained them the project in details. They don’t even have a case. This is yet another melodrama,” said Singh Deo.