Mullaperiyar report not a `victory` against Kerala

Last Updated: Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 16:36

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday said that the Supreme Court Empowered Committee report on Mullaperiyar dam`s safety should not be construed as a `victory` against Kerala, and it was only a matter of upholding Tamil Nadu`s rights.

"There is no war happening between Tamil Nadu and Kerala and this is not a matter of victory or loss. It is only a matter of upholding of our rights," he told reporters here.

On the Committee`s report vouching for the safety of the 119 year-old dam and that there was no need for a new structure, Karunanidhi said, "that is what we have been saying."

The Empowered Committee had on Friday in its report vouched for the safety of the 119 year-old dam, which has led to a stand-off between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Kerala insists that the existing dam be demolished on the grounds of safety while Tamil Nadu holds that it is strong.


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First Published: Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 16:36

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