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Chidambaram not to visit Orissa today

Bhubaneswar: Home Minister P Chidambaram will not visit Orissa tomorrow to take stock of the flood situation there.

"The Home Minister`s programme for Orissa was not finalised in the first place. So, there is no question of cancellation," a Home Ministry spokesperson said tonight.

Earlier a report from Bhubaneswar quoting Orissa Revenue and Disaster Management Minister S N Patro said Chidambaram would arrive the city tomorrow and hold discussion with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the flood situation.

Later, speaking in Bhubaneswar Patro said, "Chidambaram`s tomorrow`s visit is unlikely as he is otherwise busy in Delhi.

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