Bhubaneswar: As the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the plea from the Odisha government on February 19 on the conduct of the panchayat election in Kotia panchayat by the Andhra Pradesh government, the state government has directed the Koraput collector to furnish all documents.
In a letter to the Koraput collector, the Revenue and Disaster Management Department asked him to furnish all relevant land documents of the border villages on Tuesday as the state government will have a virtual meeting with the Advocate On Record (AOR) Sibo Sankar Mishra of the apex court on Wednesday.
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Notably, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to conduct the panchayat election in three villages — Talaganjeipadar, Phatuseneri and Phagunaseneri — of Kotia panchayat on February 13.
The Andhra Pradesh government declared that the three villages come under its Salur block, a claim disputed by the Odisha government.