With Treasury Bench members disrupting the pre-lunch session of the Odisha Assembly over the Polavaram issue, Opposition Congress today blamed the earlier governments in the state for the controversial dam project in Andhra Pradesh.
The issue was raised as soon as the House reassembled at 3 PM after an adjournment due to ruckus by the Treasury Bench members, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra said ruling BJD could be the lone political party in the country which disrupted proceedings of the House repeatedly.
“I do not know any party in power which stops Assembly and runs away from discussion in the House. Earlier, two days (September 21 and 22) of the Monsoon Session were washed away due to pandemonium by the Treasury Bench members over the Mahanadi issue. Today also they disrupted the proceeding,” Mishra said, asking BJD members to come forward for a discussion over the Polavaram issue.
While ruling party members accused both the UPA and the NDA governments of supporting the Andhra Pradesh government to construct the Indira Sagar project, also called Polavaram project, Mishra on his part held the then Odisha government headed by a non-Congress party in 1978 responsible for the project.
The Odisha government through an agreement had agreed to allow construction of Polavaram project in 1978. The then state government had accepted the possible displacement and inundation to be caused by the project, he pointed out.
Dharitri ePaper 29/09/2016 : http://www.dharitri.com/Angul/