MP Dam: Kerala approaches SC, TN protest, pressure at Delhi

December 09, 2011 16:04
MP Dam: Kerala approaches SC, TN protest, pressure at Delhi

The Kerala government has continuously said that the Mullaperiyar Dam might collapse at any moment as the area in which it is located has been facing continuous tremors in the past six months. It has also requested the Tamil Nadu government to reduce the water level of the dam from 136 feet to 120 feet. In its latest bid the government has approached the Supreme Court Court in connection to the ongoing dispute over the dam. Now it is imminent that the Tamil Nadu Government has to approach the Apex Court too. The Kerala state assembly is expected to have a one-day sitting on Friday to discuss exclusively over the dam issue. The assembly is expected to adopt unanimous resolution over the issue.

Meanwhile at Tamil Nadu, Erode all shoppers in the Town downed shutters demanding intervention of the Union Government in the MP row, supporting the TN Government’s approach on the issue and proper protection to the Tamilians living in Kerala as well as to Sabarimala devotees visiting the temple. At Coimbatore most of the shops owned by the Malayalis, were closed following some stone pelting incidents. Elaborate security arrangements were made in the bordering districts, to avoid any untoward incidents.

On the other hand the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Ramesh Chennithala, on Thursday commenced a day-long fast at Thiruvananthapuram in demand for a new dam at Mullaperiyar. Left Democratic Front (LDF) is planning to organize a "human wall" stretching from the dam area to Kochi, media reports said.

At New Delhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the MP dam issue and urge him to set up a meeting with the chief ministers of both Kerala and Tamil Nadu, media reports said.

So the MP dam is the live topic which needs to be addressed by the central government, but it may be noted earlier the Kerala government had listed some dams in Kerala and said these dams were the authority of Kerala and no external agency could interfere in it. With such a resolution as a powerful missile on hand the Kerala has an edge over Tamil Nadu

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