MDMK, PDK workers taken into custody
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 16:23
Coimbatore: MDMK and Periyar Dravida Kazhakam workers were taken into custody on Tuesday on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala order when they were on their way to stage a protest against Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who was scheduled to open a police station in Parambikulam area in that state today.

Led by PDK general secretary K Ramakrishnan, and MDMK rural district secretary Easwaran, as many as 35 workers raised slogans against the move to open the police station, which, they alleged, would lead to a dispute on Parambikulam dam also like that on Mullaperiyar Reservoir.

As the workers, waving blackflags, reached Valanthayamaram on the border, through which Chandy was to pass through, Tamil Nadu police took them into custody as a preventive measure, police said.

Tamil Nadu and Kerala are at loggerheads over the construction of a new dam, as proposed by Kerala, in place of the over existing century-old Mullaperiyar reservoir. Tamil Nadu is against this, saying it would deprive water for irrigation to five districts of the state.


First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 16:23

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