Bhubaneswar: On the recent controversial statement of Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh over Mahanadi, BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that the remark of Singh is condemnable.
“I also admit that Chhattisgarh is committing mistake in the matter of Mahanadi. No compromise will be made with the interest of Odisha under any circumstances”, Pradhan said at a press meet.
He added “If Chhattisgarh commits mistake, the tribunal will take a call on that. But, what prevents Odisha to save a pot of water of the river in the lower catchment area? What has the Odisha government done for to store water?,
“We had focused on tribunal which can resolve the matter and now we are also saying the same thing. Our stand is very clear,” he maintained.
On the other hand BJD reacted sharply to the statement of Pradhan. “Finally, he told the truth. This is the effect of our ‘Mahanadi Surakhya Rally’. Now, BJP is going to surrender,” BJD MP Pratap Deb said.