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Odisha government on Friday filed a counter affidavit in Supreme Court

Bhubaneswar:8/12/17; Odisha government on Friday filed a counter affidavit in Supreme Court accusing the Centre of providing misleading information on the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh.

The step comes after the Centre submitted an affidavit before the Supreme Court contending that there is no need to constitute a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute as the Odisha government did not provide any data or adduce any evidence in support of its stand.

In its 60-page affidavit, Odisha government has maintained that the Centre had earlier committed that a decision on setting up a Tribunal would be taken before November 19 but failed to do so thereby violating the provisions of inter-State water disputes act. “The affidavit filed by Centre in SC is based on false facts and we condemn such move. Our team has filed a counter affidavit in the apex court,” said BJD Spokesperson, Pratap Deb

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