BJD members seek meet on OTM

Published: 13th March 2013 11:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2013 11:01 AM   |  A+A-

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members on Tuesday demanded that a high level meeting be convened to take a decision on the Odisha Textiles Mill (OTM) at Choudwar, which is closed since years.

Raising the issue during zero hour, Debasis Samantray (BJD) said OTM had hundreds of acres of land. Alleging that land mafia is now trying to grab the land, Samantray demanded that the State Government should take steps to promote new industries to utilise the land.

Samantray demanded that Speaker Pradip Amat should direct the Industries department to take a decision in this regard. His party colleague Prabhat Biswal supported Samantray.

Government chief whip Prabhat Tripathy said since BJD is emotionally linked to the OTM, the State Government should initiate steps in this regard. He said a high level meeting at the level of the Chief Minister should be convened to decide on the issue.

The Advocate General should also be invited to the meeting for his opinion on the legal position, Tripathy

said and added that a solution should be worked out by the State Government.

Speaker Pradip Amat asked the State Government to take note of the concern expressed by the members over the OTM.

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