Bhubaneswar: The Odisha authorities which has been going through the warmth of the Opposition over Kotia border dispute has as soon as once more discovered itself within the eye of storm after the Andhra Pradesh authorities managed to efficiently conduct the Mandal Parishad and Zilla Parishad polls within the area immediately regardless of protests from its Odisha counterpart.
Although the Odisha Authorities filed a recent petition within the Supreme Courtroom opposing the polls within the disputed Kotia area, it couldn’t cease the Andhra authorities from holding the election.
Condemning the failure of the Odisha authorities to cease the election, PCC president Niranjan Patnaik mentioned, “It clearly signifies that the BJD authorities even doesn’t have the willingness to safeguard the territory of our State. It’s a betrayal in direction of Odisha State and is absolutely unlucky.”
BJP chief Balabhadra Majhi mentioned, “Although the Supreme Courtroom requested the Odisha authorities to boost the problem in a correct discussion board i.e Parliament, it’s incessantly shifting to the apex courtroom over the problem. It implies that it’s intentionally permitting Andhra to conduct election in Kotia and needs that Kotia lastly goes to the executive management of the neighbouring state. There’s nothing extra regrettable than this.”
Responding to the allegations, BJD chief Iswar Panigrahi mentioned, “Centre ought to intervene to resolve the inter-state dispute. We are going to elevate the problem of Andhra’s highhandedness and violation of federal construction. I’m hopeful that the problem will probably be resolved sooner or later.”
Sources mentioned leaders from BJD, BJP, and Congress had camped in Kotia to forestall individuals from collaborating within the election. Moreover, the district administration had imposed prohibitory order underneath Part 144 within the space in view of Covid-19. Regardless of that some voters from the area reportedly solid their franchise at Narediwalasa sales space. Nonetheless, no voters from the area turned up at Thonam sales space.