The Narmada dam control authority has granted permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam by 17 metres from 121 metres to 138 metres.
"The government has neither given us any hearing nor has it taken any time nor made any attempt to know the ground reality, before deciding to go forward with Sardar Sarovar Dam construction to its final height," Patkar, leader of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, said.
Newly appointed Madhya Pradesh Congress president Arun Yadav said Friday that all efforts would be made to improve the party's performance in this year's Lok Sabha polls.
How exactly this alliance will play out in the Lok Sabha elections is yet to be decided.
A activist shouted slogans and disrupted a press conference organised by AAP to announce new alliances.
Patkar's decision to jump into politics may seem a curious one but as history shows she is no stranger to it and perhaps may have jumped the gun on entering electoral politics a decade ago.
A Delhi court on Wednesday asked Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar and the head of an Ahmedabad-based NGO to inform it by 25 March whether the two can compromise and withdraw the defamation cases which they have lodged against each other.
Alleging nexus among some Maharashtra politicians in selling sugar factories to private players by deliberately declaring them distressed, social activist Anna Hazare today demanded a judicial inquiry into these transactions.
Social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar today told a local court that the attack during a public meeting at Sabarmati Ashram here after the 2002 riots was a part of a "conspiracy" to kill her.
The villagers are protesting the raising the height of the Omkareshwar dam which has resulted in their lands being submerged.