AAP stages protest in support of Mahadayi Water

AAP stages protest in support of Mahadayi Water in front of MP Nalin Kumar Kateel’s Office

Mangaluru: Members of AAP Dakshina Kannada protested today, Wednesday 3 August at from 10 am onwards in front of MP Nalin Kumar Kateel’s office in support of Mahadayi water to North Karnataka and handed over a memorandum to Kateel’s office demanding he raise the issue at the Parliament and seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to ensure Karnataka gets Mahadayi water. The members said that AAP Karnataka stands by the people of North Karnataka in their demand for Mahadayi water via Kalasa-Banduri project.

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The following are the contents of the letter handed over to MP Nalin Kumar Kateel:

“The long-standing and eagerly awaited project of Mahadayi river has been a ray of hope for the people of North Karnataka but is on the verge of becoming a mirage due to the irresponsibility of 224 MLAs and 28 MPs of the state. Regarding this matter, AAP urges you, an MP from Karnataka, to demonstrate responsibility and act. When the whole area of Mumbai-Karnataka is in flames due to Mahadayi agitation, all the 28 MP’s, including you, could have easily approached the PM with a request to intervene and settle the matter out of court by applying various pressures including a threat to resign their seats.

There are only 2 options left with people of Karnataka to get Mahadayi Issue solved, one is by the tribunal and other is by the interference of Prime Minister and turning the tables in favour of Karnataka. But even when the whole area of Mumbai-Karnataka is in flames due to Mahadayi agitation, the 17 MPs of BJP could have easily approached the PM with a request to intervene and settle the matter out of court by applying various pressures including a threat to resign their seats. It is disgusting that these MPs are trying to justify the partisan act of the PM. Shamefully, the remaining Congress and JD(S) MPs did not bother to raise this issue in Parliament either.

AAP demands that all 28 MP’s forget their political affiliation, stand united and pressurise the PM to intervene and get justice to Karnataka in this Mahadayi issue. If the Centre does not act within seven days, you should use your resignation letters to escalate the issue. AAP further demands that if you are unable to reach the voice of the people to the Parliament/PM and work for the people, you should declare themselves unfit to serve people & give up politics. If you fail to stand up for Karnataka’s people, AAP will organise people of your constituency to join us in the intensified protests against you.”

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