orissa-news

BJD opposes shifting of East Coast Railway headquarters

Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : The ruling Biju Janata Dal Thursday held demonstrations in different parts of Odisha to protest the demand made by a union minister to shift the headquarters of the East Coast Railway from here to Andhra Pradesh.


Carrying posters and banners and shouting slogans against the central government, the party activists and leaders took out rallies and held silent demonstrations near different railway stations.

In state capital Bhubaneswar, hundreds of party members marched in a procession and assembled near the city's railway station, where they staged a sit-in demonstration for over an hour.

"The demand made by (Union Minister of Tribal Affairs) V.K. Chandra Deo is absurd and anti-Odisha. We will not tolerate it," BJD legislator and protest leader Mitu Badajeja said.

The BJD will also stage similar demonstrations in front of all railway stations in the state Friday and Saturday, he said.

Speaking to a local television channel Wednesday, minister Deo had suggested the shifting of the headquarters of East Coast Railway from Bhubaneswar to Vishakhapatnam, as the latter was at the centre of the eastern coast.

Deo said he had also submitted a proposal to the A.K. Antony-headed high power committee looking into the demand for a zonal headquarters for Indian Railways.

The Odisha units of the Congress party and Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) also expressed their opposition to Deo's proposal.

--IANS (Posted on 12-09-2013)

orissa-news headlines

Temperature crosses 42 degrees in three Odisha towns

ECI orders repoll in nine booths in Odisha on April 25

Odisha official shifted over post-poll goof up

Odisha officer shifted over post-poll goof up

Repoll in nine Odisha polling stations April 25

Congress submits video clips of rigging,demands fresh poll in

12 held over post-poll violence in Odisha

Five die in Odisha heat wave

Prohibitory orders lifted in Odisha district

Post-poll violence claims one life in Odisha

Three held over post-poll violence in Odisha

Two teenagers killed as temple wall collapses in Odisha

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top