Mekedatu: Oppn. calls for Assembly session

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 04:53 GMT, Nov 30, 2018 |

An all-party meeting convened under the leadership of DMK president M.K. Stalin at Anna Arivalayam on Thursday urged the government to hold a special session of the Legislative Assembly to oppose Karnataka’s proposal for constructing a dam across the Cauvery at Mekedatu.

The parties have decided to conduct an agitation in Tiruchi on December 4 to urge the BJP government at the Centre to withdraw the Central Water Commission’s direction to Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) on the proposed reservoir.

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su. Thirunavukkarasar, MDMK founder Vaiko, CPI (M) State secretary K. Balakrishnan, CPI State secretary R. Mutharasan, IUML leader K.A.M. Muhammed Abubacker, VCK leader Thol. Thirumavalavan, Dravidar Kazhagam general secretary V. Anburaj and Manithaneya Makkal Katchi general secretary Abdul Samad were among the delegates who attended the meeting at the DMK headquarters.

The meeting condemned the Narendra Modi government for having given permission for the DPR, saying the dam project would pose great danger to the already diminishing agriculture in the delta districts in Tamil Nadu.

Besides, it would multiply the hardships faced by womenfolk who have to walk long distances to fetch drinking water.

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