The Opposition Congress called for an Odisha bandh on Tuesday to protest construction of barrages over Mahanadi in neighbouring Chhattisgarh.
Cong calls for a Odisha bandh over Mahanadi river issue, demand stoppage of construction of a barrage on Mahanadi pic.twitter.com/nX4w5qjsyV
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Blaming the BJD government in the State and the BJP government in Chhattisgarh for the Mahanadi water dispute, Congress has demanded the Centre’s intervention to resolve the issue.
Earlier leader of the opposition Narasingha Mishra demanded that the Centre instruct the Chhattisgarh government to stop all ongoing constructions over Mahanadi till the issue was resolved.