Kerala minister on day-long fast over dam issue

Seeking an amicable solution to the vexed Mullaperiyar dam dispute, Kerala Water Resources Minister PJ Joseph will observe a day-long fast at Birla House here on Monday.

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011, 09:04 AM IST

New Delhi: Seeking an amicable solution to
the vexed Mullaperiyar dam dispute, Kerala Water Resources
Minister P J Joseph will observe a day-long fast at Birla
House here on Monday.

"I will observe a day-long fast at Birla House seeking
a peaceful solution to Mullaperiyar dam dispute. My move is to
express solidarity with thousands of people who will sit on
fast in Kerala on Monday seeking an amicable solution to the
issue," Joseph said.

Kerala and Tamil Nadu are at loggerheads over the
safety of 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam.

While Kerala says the dam is in danger and the region
is witnessing a number of quakes, Tamil Nadu has rejected any
such fears saying the Ministers and officials of Kerala were
"spreading panic and rumours" among people through media on
the issue.

PTI