Odisha opposition leader Narasingh moves privilege motion against CM Naveen on Mahanadi row

Mishra said the then minister of parliamentary affairs had given the reply on behalf of the chief minister.

Published: 15th December 2016 07:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2016 07:24 PM   |  A+A-

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File|PTI)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Leader of the Opposition Narasingh Mishra today moved a privilege notice against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accusing him of misleading the assembly with "false and fabricated statement" on the issue of Mahanadi river water dispute.

Raising the issue after the question hour, the leader of the opposition said the false and fabricated statement was made by the chief minister while replying to a calling attention on 'Mahanadi water dispute' on August 5, 2010.

Mishra said the then minister of parliamentary affairs had given the reply on behalf of the chief minister. "Recently, one of the spokesperson of the ruling party (BJD) has stated before the media that the chief minister's statement in the assembly was false. Further, he (had) stated that government always submits false information before the House," Mishra said.

The leader of the opposition requested deputy speaker Sanand Marndi to take appropriate action and send it to the privilege committee to examine, investigate and report the matter. The deputy speaker said he will convey the matter to Speaker Niranjan Pujari who will take the final decision in this regard.

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