Within minutes of its commencement, Odisha Assembly was today adjourned till afternoon after uproar by ruling BJD members against Centre's stand on the controversial Polavaram project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh unit BJP president K Hari Babu on Sunday asked leaders of TRS and Congress to refrain from making provocative statements over the passage of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha.
Senior Congress leader and former union minister S Jaipal Reddy on Saturday attacked the NDA government over the Polavaram project issue, alleging the amendment brought to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill was "unconstitutional and undemocratic".
The Union Tribal Affairs Ministry has nominated its member to the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) even as the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana find themselves at odds with each other over the displacement of thousands of tribals for the irrigation project.
Andhra Pradesh Assembly today passed a resolution requesting the Centre to soon enact a law replacing the Ordinance merging seven revenue mandals of Bhadrachalam division with AP and complete construction of Polavaram multi-purpose project within three years.
The Andhra Pradesh state Assembly Tuesday by a resolution urged the Centre to go ahead with Polavaram project and make a legislation replacing the ordinance to merge with Andhra Pradesh the villages which may be submerged by the project waters.
A delegation of TRS MPs on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee to oppose the ordinance to transfer some villages in Khammam district to Andhra Pradesh for executing Polavaram multi-purpose project.
Slamming Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi for reportedly backing Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said they were talking against the interest of the state.
Fifty-one persons were taken into
custody on the border of Khammam-West Godavari districts in
Andhra Pradesh, while they were on their way to the proposed
Polavaram irrigation project site, to demonstrate against the
The Centre will convene a meeting of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Chhattisgarh for expediting
environment clearances for Polavaram irrigation and hydel project in Andhra Pradesh, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Friday.