Mahadayi: Protesters demand PM to speak on the issue at rally

Activists fighting for Mahadayi water held two parallel protests at Freedom Park to bring the issue to the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Jana Samanyara Paksha led by writer Champa and pro-Kannada organisations led by Vatal Nagaraj demanded the intervention of the Prime Minister to seek an early solution to the Mahadayi dispute.

“We have abided by the court ruling and withdrawn the bandh call. But we wont sit quietly till the PM intervenes. He cant ignore such a burning issue when he is visiting the state,” Vatal Nagaraj said, warning that PMs silence on the issue will force them to intensify their protest.

Champa said it was surprising that the Prime Minister, who speaks on minor issues in his Mann Ki Bath address, chooses to ignore an issue that has put lakhs of people in dire straits.

“We hope that he will have something to say about the issue at his rally today. No political party is coming forward to rescue the people who are suffering without water. The issue needs to be resolved soon,” he said.

Activists fighting for Mahadayi water held two parallel protests at Freedom Park to bring the issue to the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Jana Samanyara Paksha led by writer Champa and pro-Kannada organisations led by Vatal Nagaraj demanded the intervention of the Prime Minister to seek an early solution to the Mahadayi dispute.

“We have abided by the court ruling and withdrawn the bandh call. But we won’t sit quietly till the PM intervenes. He can’t ignore such a burning issue when he is visiting the state,” Vatal Nagaraj said, warning that PM’s silence on the issue will force them to intensify their protest.

Champa said it was surprising that the Prime Minister, who speaks on minor issues in his Mann Ki Bath address, chooses to ignore an issue that has put lakhs of people in dire straits.

“We hope that he will have something to say about the issue at his rally today. No political party is coming forward to rescue the people who are suffering without water. The issue needs to be resolved soon,” he said.

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