Karuna`s poser to Jaya on TN`s plan on Mullaperiyar

Strongly criticising Jayalalithaa over the Mullaperiyar issue, Karunanidhi today demanded to know the state government`s action plan on the dam row against the background of a review petition in the Supreme Court by Kerala.

Chennai: Strongly criticising his arch rival Chief Minister Jayalalithaa over the Mullaperiyar issue, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi today demanded to know the state government`s action plan on the dam row against the background of a review petition in the Supreme Court by Kerala.

Kerala has filed a review petition (on June 30) in the apex court citing apprehensions about the dam`s safety, Karunanidhi said in a statement here.

"The Kerala Chief Minister has also said that his State would get legal opinion on seeking Presidential Reference from the Supreme Court to get clarity on its verdict on the dam issue after looking into the outcome of its review plea in the apex court," Karunanidhi noted.

"Does a government exist here to consult about this issue?.. What is the government doing,?" he asked in a scathing attack on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

The apex Court on May 7 had held that the 120-year-old Mullaperiyar dam was safe and allowed the Tamil Nadu government to raise the water level to 142 feet initially and ultimately to 152 ft after completing strengthening measures.
On June 18, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi had approved constitution of a three-member Supervisory Committee for this purpose.
Later, on July 1, the Centre constituted a three-member supervisory committee as per the apex court verdict. Jayalalithaa had thanked the Centre for the action.

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