Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan terms Chhattisgarh CM’s comments on Mahanadi condemnable. He says “I admit Chhattisgarh is wrong, if it is wrong then tribunal will take a call; but why no efforts have been made to store Mahanadi water in lower catchment areas in Odisha”.
He said that the assistance to Odisha has doubled under the 14th finance commission from Rs 81,000 crore during UPA tenure to Rs 1,96,000 crore in the first 4 years of NDA. Union Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan in Bhubaneswar while presenting past 4 years’ report card of NDA-led Central govt.
Ruling-BJD’s Pratap Deb reacts saying BJP has finally accepted; the party’s stance on Mahanadi dispute is not clear.