Thiruvananthapuram: Former President A P J
Abdul Kalam on Friday said the Chief Ministers of Kerala and Tamil
Nadu should meet on the vexed Mullaperiyar Dam issue at the
earliest to chalk out an amicable settlement.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function at
Sanik School at nearby Kazhakkoottam, he said the two Chief
Ministers should take an objective view of various aspects of
the issue during the meeting.
"The foremost thing is that the two Chief Ministers meet
and chalk out an amicable settlement. The meeting should
discuss the cost, benefit and safety of the dam", Kalam said.
The centuries old relationship between the people of the
two states should not be broken over such an issue, he added.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Kerala had no
agenda on the Mullaperiyar issue other than safety of the
"We have no secret agenda. We have only one agenda and
that is the safety of the people", he said in Kasargode.