Rabi Satapathy: Odisha BJP is always a divided house and in Mahanadi issue, the division is to settle a point with intra-party rivalry, as it has more CM aspirants than elected MLAs.
Charulata Panigrahi: Selfish people are always ready to destroy an organization to fulfill their own interest.
Shishir Gamang: Individual opinions should not be viewed as division within the party, it’s democracy and not dictatorship.
Rahul Barrick: This is intra-party politics among the BJP leaders. One is playing purely a local and other a National politics. So, views are different. Bijoy Mohapatra says that Odisha will not get its 2/3 water share in near future if chhattisgarh project does not stop immediately. So, he has a different opinion.
Sambit Nanda: It’s not BJP only who is divided on Mahanadi issue. And, what Mr Bijoy Mohapatra said, can be treated as a right stand instead of a different stand. Party should consult its experienced think tanks before taking a stand on any issues. But seldom does it happen.
Jagannath Satapathy: It’s a party with differences when it comes to Odisha. They are not working as a team. It would be wrong to ignore grass root leaders like BIjoy Mohapatra who spearheaded movement like Mahanadi Banchao Andolan during 2012-13. And, it would be too much embarrassing for Dharmendra Pradhan to encounter a new front within his own party.