Jaya accuses PM of remaining silent on dam row

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of remaining silent on the Mullaperiyar dam row.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 18:35 PM IST

Chennai: Stepping up her attack against the
Centre, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday accused
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of remaining silent on the
Mullaperiyar dam row.

"I had written to him (Singh) on November 23 asking him to
direct Kerala not to create panic on the safety of dam for
political gains even as a case was pending before the Supreme
Court.It is more than 20 days since I had written that letter
but the Centre is silent and not acting," she said.

In her concluding remarks at a special session of the state
assembly to pass an unanimous resolution asserting its rights
over the dam, she said her demand for CISF cover at the site
and asking Singh to rein in Kerala had been met by `silence.`

"I sought CISF cover following the tense situation there.
The Prime Minister responded to that also with his silence.I
once again request him to deploy CISF cover," she added.

PTI