Bhubaneswar, April 4: Neighbouring Andhra Pradesh has added the disputed Kotia panchayat to a newly carved district.
The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday night issued a gazette notification carving out 26 districts out of the existing 13. It informed that all the new districts would come into being from Monday.
Kotia panchayat has been declared as part of Salur block in Parvathipuram Manyam district. There are 21 villages spread in three panchayats of Ganjeipadar, Fagunasineri and Fatusineri.
However, Kotia sarpanch Liyu Gemel said that the Andhra government will not succeed in its plan to grab Kotia.
She said all the developmental works in Kotia have been done by the Odisha government.