Karunanidhi to take up dam issue during PM’s visit

DMK chief M Karunanidhi will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his two-day visit to Tamil Nadu and take up the Mullaperiyar issue.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2011, 23:31 PM IST

Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi will meet
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his two-day visit to
Tamil Nadu and take up the Mullaperiyar issue, including
"preventing attacks against Tamils" in Kerala and increasing
the water storage level of the dam.

The Prime Minister is set to arrive in Tamil Nadu on Dec
25 as part of his two-day visit.
The DMK president today chaired a meeting of party`s
senior functionaries from Theni district, discussing with them
the steps to be taken by the party in connection with the dam
issue.

A party statement here said the local DMK functionaries
apprised Karunanidhi of the violence in the border areas and
"attacks on the local people by the Tamil Nadu police".

"It has been decided to present a memorandum to the Prime
Minister by Karunanidhi and party general secretary
K Anbhazhagan demanding that the Centre should not delay in
preventing attacks against Tamils in Kerala and take swift
action", the release said.

The leaders would also call for the implementation of the
2006 Supreme Court verdict allowing Tamil Nadu to increase the
storage level of the dam to 142 ft, the release said.

PTI