Thursday, November 24, 2005


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Orissa MPs protest shifting of science institute

New Delhi | November 24, 2005 12:15:06 PM IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs from Orissa Thursday went on a sit-in inside the parliament premises to protest what they alleged was regional partiality against their state.

The MPs are protesting the shifting to West Bengal of the proposed National Institute of Science (NIS) announced for Bhubaneswar in 2003 during the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime.

"It's regional partiality," BJD Rajya Sabha MP B.J. Panda told IANS as he and about 10 other MPs sat in protest in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the parliament complex.

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