Bhubaneswar: After Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik termed the certainties presented in Parliament by Minister of State for Water assets, Sanjeev Balyan as misdirecting, BJD today said that it will move a privilege motion against him.

“The actualities the MoS presented in Parliament on the ventures on Mahanadi were false. A great deal of facts were incorrect in his argument, which is just intended to delude individuals on the issue. We need to bring a privilege motion against him for exhibiting such erroneous facts before the Lok Sabha,” said BJD MP Nagendra Pradhan.

Clarifying the party’s disagreement with Balyan’s statements, BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb said “The fact that the Chhattisgarh government informed us about the Kelo project in 2006 and waited till 2009 is completely false. Moreover, Chhattisgarh’s claim that they informed us about the Arpa-Bhainsjhar project in 2015 is also incorrect.”

Reacting to the BJD’s decision to move a privilege motion against him, Balyan said “I presented the facts, which were made available to me by the Chhattisgarh government. Chhattisgarh government said that they shared DPR with the Odisha government and that is what I informed the house.”

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