Jagatsinghpur, Dec 4 (Odisha.in) Undivided Cuttack district will soon turn into a desert if government supplies irrigation water from Hirakud dam to industries such as Posco and ESSAR state convener of Nationalistic Congress party Mr Bijoy Mohapatra in a meeting here Tuesday.
“Time has come to intensify stir against this move” he said.
NCP organized here ‘Milan Samabesh’. More than five hundreds leaders from BJD and BJP joined NCP on this occasion. Besides more than 3000 workers of different parties from the district have also joined.
Besides Mohapatra, other leaders Ashok Dash, Anadai Shaoo, Prasant Nanda , Amar Sathapathay and others were also present on this occasion.
Addressing to gathering Mohapatra said that BJD was formed for the welfare of common people but now this party is working for benefit of foreign companies.
He criticized Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik and his activities. Expressing concern over the increasing Maoists strength in various part of the state he said that the state has already lost 6 districts such Nabarangpur, Malakanagiri, Paralakhemundi, Rayagada, Samabalpur and Sudergarha.
There are no administrations in these district and Maoists are virtually running every thing, he said.
He expressed that government should have consulted the local people before advancing on Posco project which it is not doing, he said.
He criticized chief minister Naveen Patnaik for not visiting Kalingnagar even after two years of the police firing.
Another veteran leader Ashok Das said that ruling government has not only failed to irrigate one inch of land in past 8 years but has also stopped 15000 lift irrigation points in the state.
He has requested the farmers not to pay one paisa towards their loan if government would not recover Rs 2300 cores from Bajayant Panda. We are determined to mobilize people to fight against Posco project, he said.
Anadi Shaoo demanded the arrest of local legislator Bishnu Das for his involvement in mark sheet scandal case. Local leader Badrinarayan Mohanty presided over the meeting.