BJD stir over SCS status, Mahandadi issue today

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Bhubaneswar: The BJD will hold demonstrations at all district headquarters and ADM offices at Bhubbaneswar, Brahmapur and Rourkela to protest alleged Central negligence in resolving the Mahanadi water dispute and conferring Special State Category status to Odisha despite repeated requests from the State Government.

Tthe Biju Yuva Janata Das (BYJD) and the Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD) will hold the demonstrations set to begin at 10 am.

In the capital city, about 2,000 youth and student activists will move in a rally from the special circuit house to the ADM office via Power House Square where they would hold a demonstration and protest meeting as well, informed BCJD president Rana Pratap Patra.

The ruling party has called for this agitation in the wake of Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh and Chhattisgarh Commerce Minister Amar Agrawal making controversial statements on SCS status and Mahanadi issue, respectively, during their recent visits to the State.

State politics remains warmer now as the BJD is observing the demonstration a day after the BJP held silent protest against egg attacks on Union Ministers across the State.

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