In another case of intrusion into the border region of Kotia under Odisha’s Koraput district, Andhra Pradesh government officials reportedly pasted posters of their Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on houses distributed by the Odisha govt under its awas scheme.
As per reports, posters with Jagan Reddy’s face were found pasted on some homes in Talasembi and Uparasembi villages under Kotia panchayat.
Speaking about the matter, Pottangi MLA, Pitam Padhi said, “Odisha government has provided homes under awas yojana. Sticking posters of the Andhra Pradesh government on those homes is unacceptable. We condemn this act.”
“Our officials are alert and they regularly visit the villages there. We will take up this matter with the Andhra government,” he added.
Andhra Pradesh did not stop there. As per reports, health officials from Parbatipuram under Andhra’s Manyam district reportedly organized a free health camp at Ganjeipadar village in Kotia recently.
Going a step ahead, an Aadhaar camp was reportedly set up at Talasembi village of Kotia Panchayat by the same Parvathipuram Manyam district administration. The camp was there for 10 days.
The people of the village and neighbouring villages made a beeline at the camp to get new Aadhaar cards and to make some changes to their old cards, sources added.
District administration’s silence over Andhra’s repeated intrusion into Odisha has raised concerns among locals.