Bhubaneswar: Parliamentarians of Odisha cutting across party lines today participated in Mahanadi Banchao Andolan underway in New Delhi today. On the third-day of the five-day agitation, the BJD and Congress MPs staged demonstration near Mahatma Gandhi statute inside the Parliament premises.
Since Tuesday, people from different walks of life under the banner of Mahanadi Banchao Andolan on have been protesting at Jantar Mantar pressing their demand for protection of Mahanadi vis-à-vis the interest of Odisha.
During the last three days, leaders from various political parties, including BJD, BJP and Congress visited the dharna site and demanded immediate halt of projects being undertaken by the Chhattisgarh Government upstream Mahanadi.
Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Chhattisgarh Government not to start construction works of 31 water projects over the Mahanadi.

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