New Delhi: Amid mounting tension between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the Mullaperiyar Dam, Defence Minister AK Antony today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking a peaceful solution to the dispute.
His meeting with the Prime Minister took place on a day
Kerala Assembly unanimously passed a resolution insisting on a
new dam to replace the 116-year old reservoir and UPA ally
DMK expressed dissatisfaction with Centre over its handling of
Prime Minister is learnt to have informed Antony that all
efforts are being made by the Centre to bring the two warring
states to the negotiating table for amicably settling the
This is for the third time that Antony met the Prime
Minister after the issue generated heat both in Kerala and
Tamil Nadu, sources said.
The issue has snowballed in the last two weeks with
Kerala raising the pitch for the new dam citing safety
concerns about the existing structure.
Tamil Nadu has charged Kerala with whipping up panic and
moved the Supreme Court for a direction to deploy CISF at the
dam site, the scene of protests.