The Deputy Chief Minister attended meetings, held discussions with people and made them aware of AP government’s plans and programmes.
There seems to be no end to Kotia dispute. Officials of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh once again confronted each other on Monday over setting up of a hydroelectric project. There has already been border issue between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
Odisha and Andhra Pradesh have identified the same location in Kotia to set up a hydroelectric plant.
The Deputy Chief Minister was seen discussing several issues with Kotia residents who resented the Odisha government’s inaction against such steps of AP government.
The team stopped off at a few villages to get a feel of the mood of the villagers about the ensuing elections.
On Monday, an OTV team visited Tala Ganjeipadar village under Kotia Panchayat to cover the preparations for the Panchayat elections. The findings on ground zero left them baffled.
The Odisha government had knocked the doors of the Supreme Court, seeking contempt of court proceedings against Andhra Pradesh government over Kotia border issue on February 10, 2021.
The virtual meeting also featured topics like inter-state road communication, roads and teaching of Odia and Telugu languages in both states.
The Odisha government on Wednesday formed the high-level committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary while its members include the Development Commissioner and Principal Secretaries of Home, Revenue, Water Resource, Power, and Mass And Higher Education departments.
This is a fleet of Andhra Pradesh Government officials and they are entering the Deomali Hills in Koraput district.
A legislator from Andhra Pradesh has added fuel to the fire in the contentious border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh by making unilateral claims that the residents of villages in Kotia Gram Panchayat of Koraput want to be part of Andhra Pradesh.
A day after the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments agreed to set up an institutional mechanism to deliberate on various issues gripping the states including the contentious border dispute at Kotia, an all-political party meeting was held today in Koraput to bolster the roadmap for Odisha's efforts in resolving the row.
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh will call on his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik on November 9 in Bhubaneswar to discuss several pending issues between the two states.
Both Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been claiming their sovereign rights over the area, which consists of 27 small tribal hamlets on the border.
Two days back, the officials of Salur Mandal in Andhra Pradesh had conducted a gram sabha at Ganjeipadar and tried to lure villagers by assuring them that the Andhra government will take up several development projects in the region.