Chennai: The Mullaperiyar dam issue between
Tamil Nadu and Kerala was "only to divide" the solidarity of
people from the two states against the Koodankulam Nuclear
Power Plant, the anti KNPP agitators alleged on Tuesday.
"As the Tamil-Malayalee solidarity was taking shape so fast
and so well on the Koodankulam issue, the Centre and its
intelligence agencies desperately wanted to abort it. They
(Centre) try to hit two mangoes in one hit," S P Udayakumar,
spearheading the anti-KNPP agitation,alleged in an open letter
addressed to "Dear sisters and brothers of Kerala."
Elaborating on it, he said that `political hoopla` over
the dam issue was to win the upcoming bypolls in Kerala and
to divide solidarity of the people of Tamil Nadu and Kerala
against the Indo-Russian nuclear collaboration in Koodankulam.
He said that water disputes take place all over the world
and these conflicts have to be negotiated "patiently and
peacefully with maturity."