Mullaperiyar row: BJP march turns violent

BJP workers who took out a march demanding urgent steps to resolve the Mullaperiyar dam dispute turned violent at Vallakkadvau near the dam area.

Updated: Dec 04, 2011, 18:34 PM IST

Idukki (Ker): BJP workers who took out a march
demanding urgent steps to resolve the Mullaperiyar dam dispute
turned violent at Vallakkadvau near the dam area on Sunday.

Several party workers were injured as they clashed with
police who sought to block them from marching by raising
barricades, BJP leaders said.
Police, however, blamed the marchers for the situation.

BJP`s youth wing Yuva Morcha organised the programme of
symbolically digging a canal near the dam site to highlight
the need for urgent steps to ensure safety for Kerala while
assuring water to Tamil Nadu.

BJP state president V Muraleedharan, who addressed the
marchers, blamed the Centre and state governments for failure
to resolve the dam dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
He also took a dig at the state government over the
Advocate General allegedly taking a position divergent from
that of the state on the dam issue.

PTI