Mullaperiyar: ‘Kerala parties misleading people’

DMK on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s intervention to "desist" them from engaging in a "false propaganda".

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2011, 15:47 PM IST

New Delhi: Accusing political parties in
Kerala of misleading people on safety of Mullaperiyar Dam, DMK
on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s intervention to
"desist" them from engaging in a "false propaganda" and await
final orders of the Supreme Court on it.
In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, DMK MPs
said his intervention will help allay fears of the people of
Kerala on the safety of the dam built in 1895 and "put an end
to the animosity created among the people of Tamil Nadu and
Kerala."

The DMK delegation also sought an all-India ban on the
screening of the multi-lingual film `Dam 999`.

The film is a story of a dam built during colonial rule
that is cracking.

"...Kerala had been consistently making false propaganda
about the safety of the dam through media and other means. The
recent projection of a movie by name `Dam 999` is part of such
false propaganda," the memorandum alleged.

The DMK MPs alleged that political parties in Kerala
were "deliberately misinforming" the people of Kerala about
the safety of the dam, "thereby cresting fear in the minds of
the people, which will in turn harness hatred and mistrust
among the people of Kerala and Tamil Nadu."
They pointed that in 2004, the apex court had ruled that
the dam is in safe condition and water can be stored beyond
the level which was thereto stated. The order was passed on
the basis of reports received from the Central Water
Commission.

But Kerala had not accepted the order of the Supreme
Court, leading Tamil Nadu to go back to the apex court for
redressal, the two-page memorandum said.

PTI