BJP urges Nepal govt. to let water flow into UP, Bihar

June 23rd, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, June 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday urged the Nepal Government to allow the water of the Gandaki River to flow through Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar for irrigation purposes.

The BJP drew the attention of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to the problem stating that some lands in UP and Bihar have gone dry since the Nepal government has stopped the water flow.

Land cultivation in UP and Bihar has been affected since the water flow has been blocked, Kantipur quoted Chairman of BJPs UP division Ramapati Ram Tripathi as saying in Lucknow today.

The BJP leader claimed that the Central government has disregarded Nepal s welfare due to pressure from leftist parties. (ANI)

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