Odisha Govt Likely To Move To Supreme Court Over Kotia Dispute


Kotia: While the border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh continued, Odisha government is likely to move to the Supreme Court regarding the issue.

Reportedly, Andhra Pradesh upped the ante in the on-going border dispute by including three villages of Kotia GP in their panchayat poll notification. As per a notification issued by the AP government, panchayat polls would be held in 3 villages of Tala Ganjeipadar, Patu Sineri and Fagun Sineri villages under Kotia on February 13 and 17. The poll notification also changed their names to Ganjaibadra, Pattuchennuru and Pagulchennuru respectively.

While over the last few years, Koraput district administration has extended mobile network and started road connectivity work to these disputed border villages, the Vizianagaram administration too started similar road development projects near the border at Salur.

Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are locked in a territorial dispute over Kotia gram panchayat since 1960.

Recently, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled a slew of developmental projects here.

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