Bhubaneswar:14/12/17; The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs today decided to raise Mahanadi tribunal and Polavaram issues during the winter session of Parliament starting tomorrow. All the 20 Lok Sabha and 8 Rajya Sabha members attended the meeting convened and chaired by BJD supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence Naveen Niwas here. After the Parliamentary Party meeting chaired by BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Naveen Nivas here, party MP Kalikesh Singhdeo told mediapersons, “The party will lodge a protest against the Centre’s apathy.
Though as per the law, the Centre is bound to form a tribunal, it is showing undue favours to Chhattisgarh by not constituting a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi dispute.” “Besides, we will rake up Polavaram issue and delay in work on laying of Khurda-Bolangir railway track. Notably, the Winter Session of Parliament has been scheduled to be held from December 15 to January 5. It will span 21 days and have 14 sittings of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.