Mullaperiyar dam: Advocate General meets Kerala CM

Advocate General KP Dandapani met Chief Minsiter Oommen Chandy at his residence at Puthupally in Kottayam.

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2011, 20:36 PM IST

Kochi: With controversy brewing over his
submissions in the Kerala High Court on the Mullaperiyar dam
issue, Advocate General KP Dandapani on Sunday met Chief Minsiter
Oommen Chandy at his residence at Puthupally in Kottayam.

Chandy told reporters in Kottayam that the Advocate General
(AG) had met him and explained his stand. "I have asked him to
explain his stand to the state Cabinet on Wednesday."

The CM asked him to explain the proceedings in
the court on December 2 when he had allegedly made
controversial submissions, sources said.

While making statements in the court on Friday on the
safety measures being taken by the government in the event of
the dam`s collapse, Dandapani purportedly said three
downstream dams of Idukki, Kulavamuvu and Cheruthoni could
hold the waters of Mullaperiyar.

Dhandapani told Chandy what he had informed the court was
solely based on information as well as records given by the
Revenue Department and Additional Chief Secretary, the sources
said.

Revenue Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan had denounced
the AG`s submission in the High Court which had contradicted
the state`s stand on the issue.

PTI